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Spring Greenery

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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August Beauty Gardenia(3 of 13)

Lustrous, dark green leaves
Height: 4-6 feet; Width: 4-6 feet
Plant in rich organic soil that is well drained in full sun to partial shade
Protect from winter wind
Prune in late winter
Hardy in USDA zones 7-10:
Zone 7: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall; foliage may suffer winter burn in this zone.
Zone 8: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 10: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.

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