how deep can i plant azaleas or emerald n gold euonymus - Knowledgebase Question

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September 27, 2005
how deep should I plant azaleas and emerald n gold euonyms

Answer from NGA
September 27, 2005
First you would loosen the soil over a generous wide area, several times wider than the container the plant is in, then you would set the plant at about the same depth as it is growing in the container. Azaleas are very shallow rooted and will die if planted too deeply, so you might set the azalea a little bit higher than it grew in the pot, say a half inch. The emerald and gold euonymus is less fussy but still should be no deeper than it grew in the pot. Firm the soil around the roots carefully so it does not settle too much later. After planting, water thorougly to settle any air pockets and then mulch with an organic mulch. Put the mulch several inches deep in a flat layer over the entire root area and disturbed soil area. Do not push it up against the trunk or stems, leave a gap of an inch or two. I hope this helps!

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