Can I Plant Today - Knowledgebase Question

South Orange, NJ
Question by cwj224
November 10, 2002
i just bought a few mountain laurels and red twig dogwoods. can i plant them today? i live in nj the temp has been and will be around 45 degrees for the next month.

Answer from NGA
November 10, 2002


It is almost always better to plant -- even late -- in the fall rather than try to keep plants in containers over the winter. The roots will continue to grow until the soil becomes quite chilled, so this gives the plants a head start, too. The exception to this is if it is too muddy or the soil is too frozen to dig the holes. Good luck with your shrubs!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Cedrus atlantica"