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Springtime Greenery

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

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Kousa Dogwood (1 of 15)

Has good red fall color
More disease resistant and drought tolerant than native Florida Dogwood
Plant in organic, rich, moist but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Prune after flowering in spring; fertilize in late spring
Height: 20-30 feet; Width: 20-30 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (4)5-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may not be hardy in zone 4a but survive in protected areas of zone 4b.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to partial shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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