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Springtime Greenery

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

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Green Showers Boston Ivy (15 of 15)

Vigorous, deciduous climbing vine with large bright green leaves that turn burgundy in the fall
Plant in moist, but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun
Prune at any time to keep in check
Length: 40-50 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
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; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun.

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