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Jun 8, 2020 10:34 AM CST
Name: Ross
Scottsdale, Arizona
Hi everybody - new here and new to gardening/landscaping! Here's my question: how often and for how long should I water my growing Hopseed bushes? My landscaper has the drip system set to water for 50, minutes every other day, with 2 gallon emitters.

Background details: in early April I had a landscaper put in 90 Hopseed bushes 4ft apart around the perimeter of my property. One day I hope they'll be a beautiful privacy hedge! Now that we're starting summer and getting 100+ degree weather I am wondering if I need to change the irrigation/drip schedule. Obviously I want them to grow fast and full :)

Follow up question: I bought Super Thrive. The label is semi-vague on how much to use, how often, etc. Suggestions?

Thank you in advance!
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Jun 8, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Hi from another Scottsdale home owner. Right now we're living in NM. I think they look fine so far. Be careful with any fertilizer. I always use them half strength. Your landscaper probably knows best about the watering,
. Just keep an eye on them. The first summer will be hard on them, but if they do ok, you'll soon have that privacy fence!
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Jun 10, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Name: Ross
Scottsdale, Arizona
Awesome, thank you for the feedback. That helps! Hope you're enjoying the cooler NM weather right now Smiling
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Jun 10, 2020 10:37 AM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
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Thank you! It is cooler, but every year we have the wildfires, so our air is very smoky right now.
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Apr 28, 2021 8:59 AM CST
Name: Gina
(Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
Hi Ross,

Just wondering how your hopseed is doing?
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May 31, 2022 9:35 AM CST
Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizon
I have never once watered mine after the first year and it is in terrible native soil in full South facing sun against a block wall.. I've had it for about 25 years. I'm tired of the sticky berries, so I am going to dig mine out.
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