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Mar 22, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Can I plant an Eastern Redbud at 6p.m in late May? Zone 5, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Mar 22, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Best to plant bare root, when they get them in at stores or nurseries.
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Mar 22, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Lakehouse - evening is a great time to plant as long as you water well. Gives the tree a little bit of a breather from stress before facing the sun.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Mar 23, 2018 5:26 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I disagree about bare root being better. I have read that damaged roots make it more vulnerable to disease, I would use a ported or balled one if available.
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Mar 23, 2018 7:32 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
It would make sense that balled/potted would be better for spring planting. Less work for the roots to do to acclimate before facing the summer heat. As long as the roots don't require too much remediation before planting.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Mar 23, 2018 8:12 AM CST
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Thanks everyone!
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Mar 23, 2018 8:17 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Bare root or balled, the key to a new planting is water, water, water. I have found that even in the wet Pacific NW, I really need to water new plantings often for the first 2 seasons. Hard for me to remember at times, and I've lost plants because of it.
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