Fall sales

gamekeeperNovember 11, 2009

With the constant emails of sales I weaked and ordered an Azalea from Rarefind now I get nervous about planting so late but Hank Schannen always said not to worry.Any thoughts.

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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

No problem. You can plant anytime the ground is not frozen. Be sure to mulch well. Also, keep an eye on it this winter. If you get frost heave, you need to put it back in the ground. The fall is the best time to plant, but the down side is that you will be more susceptible to frost heave. A good mulch layer should prevent this. Especially if you mulch after the ground freezes.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to care for rhododendrons and azaleas.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2009 at 4:48PM
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Thanks, rhodyman it is good to get reassured I will mulch after the ground freezes.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 11:35AM
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