New Tree Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Des Plaines, IL
Question by tcvictor
April 10, 2001
I am planting a new weeping cherry tree. What fertilizer is best to use when I plant?


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Answer from NGA
April 10, 2001

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I usually wait until new trees and shrubs have a chance to become established in their new homes before feeding them. Other gardeners sprinkle a little 5-10-10 into the planting hole prior to planting. Either way, be careful not to overfertilize or you'll burn the roots and retard the growth of your new tree.

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