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Plant Care Instructions By john noble

A beautiful rose family shrub with shiny green foliage. Most native plants have foliage that is light absorbing. Sweet berries ripen in late spring, They are tasty, unfortunately fruit has very large seeds. The seeds are poisonous so just spit them out.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        Buy starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant starts this time of year.

    • Transplant

        Young plants may survive

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant starts this time of year.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant starts this time of year.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy starts this time of year.

    • Plant

        Plant starts this time of year.

  • May
    • June
      • Water

          Water once or twice a month during summer months

      • Prune

          Light pruning to shape.

      • Mulch

          Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.

    • July
      • Water

          Water once or twice a month during summer months

      • Mulch

          Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.

    • August
      • Water

          Water once or twice a month during summer months

    • September
      • Water

          Water once or twice a month during summer months

    • October
      • Water

          Water once or twice a month during summer months.

    • November
      • Buy

          Buy starts this time of year.

      • Plant

          Plant starts this time of year.

      • Prune

          Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.

    • December
      • Buy

          Buy starts this time of year.

      • Plant

          Plant starts this time of year.

      • Prune

          Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.

      • Transplant

          Young plants may survive

    • Winter
      • Spring
        • Summer
          • Fall
            • Buy

              When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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              •  Sep
              •  Oct
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              • January

                Buy starts this time of year.

              • February

                Buy starts this time of year.

              • March

                Buy starts this time of year.

              • April

                Buy starts this time of year.

              • November

                Buy starts this time of year.

              • December

                Buy starts this time of year.

            • Plant

              When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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              •  May
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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Plant starts this time of year.

              • February

                Plant starts this time of year.

              • March

                Plant starts this time of year.

              • April

                Plant starts this time of year.

              • November

                Plant starts this time of year.

              • December

                Plant starts this time of year.

            • Sow Seeds

              When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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              •  Apr
              •  May
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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Fertilize

                When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Water

                  Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • June

                    Water once or twice a month during summer months

                  • July

                    Water once or twice a month during summer months

                  • August

                    Water once or twice a month during summer months

                  • September

                    Water once or twice a month during summer months

                  • October

                    Water once or twice a month during summer months.

                • Prune

                  When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • June

                    Light pruning to shape.

                  • November

                    Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.

                  • December

                    Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.

                • Mulch

                  Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • June

                    Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.

                  • July

                    Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.

                • Protect

                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                  •  Jan
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                  •  May
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                  •  Dec
                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Treat for Pest/Disease

                      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Transplant

                        When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                        •  Jan
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                        • January

                          Young plants may survive

                        • December

                          Young plants may survive

                      • Propagate

                        When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                        •  Dec
                        • Harvest

                          When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                          • Special requirements

                            Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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