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Question: We are getting ready to start lanscaping our yard, it is currently a blank slate and as I am doing some research on the best plants for our area i have found that i do not know what zone we are in. Can you help ?

Answer: You're in USDA zone 7. Here are just a few of the shrubs you can grow in your zone:
Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) (semi-evergreen)
Anisacanthus, flame or Wright (Anisacanthus quadrifidus)
Azalea, flame (Rhododendron calendulaceum)
Barberry, Japanese (Berberis thunbergii)
Beautyberry, American (Callicarpa americana)
Beautyberry, Japanese (Callicarpa japonica)
Blueberry, highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Broom, Scotch or common (Cytisus scoparius)
Buckeye, bottlebrush (Aesculus parviflora)
Buckthorn, Carolina (Rhamnus carolinianus)
Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
Cinquefoil, bush (Potentilla fruticosa)
Cotoneaster, cranberry (Cotoneaster apiculatus)
Cotoneaster, many-flowered (Cotoneaster multiflorus)
Cotoneaster, spreading (Cotoneaster divaricatus)
Cotoneaster, rockspray or rock cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
Cotoneaster, willowleaf (Willowleaf cotoneaster)
Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia), compact types
Croton, Alabama (Croton alabamensis)
Corneliancherry dogwood (Cornus mas)
Dogwood, Tatarian (Cornus alba), coolest regions of Zone 7
Duster, fairy or pink fairy; also, mock mesquite (Calliandra eriophylla), hardy to Zone 7b, semi-evergreen
Enkianthus, redvein (Enkianthus campanulatus)
Euonymus, winged, also called burning bush (Euonymus alatus)
Filbert, European (Corylus avellana)
Fothergilla, dwarf (Fothergilla gardenii)
Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)
Fothergilla, large (Fothergilla major)
Fringetree, Chinese (Chionanthus retusus)
Fringetree, white (Chionanthus virginicus)
Groundsel bush, Salt bush (Baccharis halimifolia)
Honeysuckle, winter (Lonicera fragrantissima)
Huckleberry, Elliott's (Vaccinium elliottii)
Hydrangea, bigleaf (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Hydrangea, oakleaf (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Indigo, Himalayan (Indigofera heteranthera)
Jasmine, winter (Jasminum nudiflorum)
Kerria, Japanese (Kerria japonica)
Lilac (Syringa)
Plum, Chickasaw (Prunus angustifolia)
Quince, flowering (Chaenomeles speciosa)
Rhododendron, Korean (Rhododendron mucronulatum)
Rose, redleaf (Rosa glauca or Rosa rubrifolia)
Rose, rugosa (Rosa rugosa)
Rose-of-Sharon, shrub althea (Hibiscus syriacus)
Rusty blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)
Smoketree, Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)
Snowbell, bigleaf (Styrax grandifolius)
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
Spirea, Bumald (Spiraea x bumalda)
Spirea, thunberg (Spiraea thunbergii)
Spirea, Vanhoutte (Spiraea x vanhouttei)
Sumac, staghorn (Rhus hirta)
Summersweet clethra, sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
Sweetleaf, horse-sugar (Symplocos tinctoria)
Sweetshrub, also Carolina allspice, strawberry shrub, spicebush (Calycanthus floridus)
Sweetspire, Virginia (Itea virginica)
Tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima)
Viburnum, American cranberrrybush viburnum (Viburnum trilobum)
Viburnum, arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
Viburnum, Burkwood (Viburnum x burkwoodii)
Viburnum, David (Viburnum davidii), in protected sites
Viburnum, doublefile (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum

Best wishes with your new landscape!

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