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Springtime Planting

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

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Thundercloud Plum (2 of 14)

Plant in rich, but well-drained soil; prune if needed after flowering
Plant in full sun
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring
Susceptible to a host of diseases and pests
Height: 15-30 feet; Width: 15-25 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (4)5-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.

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