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Planting outdoors in October and November

Zone Essex United Kingdom | sheila51 added on September 8, 2016 | Answered

I have several spaces at the back of my beds and would like to plant out some shrubs which would eventually grow to a height of 6-8 ft. I would prefer something with color and possibly fragrant too. What would withstand the winter?

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Alisma
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Answered on September 8, 2016

To find out what will survive the winter in your location, first look up your gardening zone in the following article and map:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/usda-planting-zone-map.htm

Each plant species and variety is rated for winter hardiness in certain gardening zones. You can find this information on Gardening Know How, other websites, or at garden centers. Here is more about gardening or planting zones:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/the-importance-of-regional-gardening-zones.htm

Here are a couple of ideas for colorful shrubs:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/pruning-photinia-shrubs.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/growing-holly-bushes.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/burning-bush/burning-bush-care.htm

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sheila51
Answered on September 8, 2016

i live in the United Kingdom

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