planting where a pine was

allstatsApril 20, 2014

I had a Frazier fur pine that had to cut down . Now I have a large place that needs something and I would like to plant a Hydrangea there ( I have bought a Blue ,Purple ,white ,and pink ) so I am not particular on which color . just the fact if it is a good or bad thing with the pine that use to grow there and also a Lilac is in the same area about 5 foot away .
I know that the pine hurt my Lilac and am just hoping it come out of the damage . Thanks for the help in advance :)

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hcmcdole(z7)

I have hostas and an oakleaf hydrangea where a huge pine used to be until we had it cut down a few years ago. While we had the stump ground out the big roots are still there rotting away slowly so I have to dig around the roots unless I want to get the axe out and cut the massive obstructions out.

Here is H. 'Ellen Huff' which occupies some of the space of the old pine.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 7:43AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

"I know that the pine hurt my Lilac "

About all a Frazier Fir would do to a lilac would be to shade it and cut down on flowers. Perhaps a bit of root competition as well. Since the Fir is gone, there is nothing residual to harm the lilac or anything else.

Did you grind out the stump?

tj

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 7:43PM
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allstats

Thank you and no the stump has not been removed as of yet but will be as much as possible . Do you have a suggestion for that also :) I plan on digging it out with the backhoe .

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:39PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Backhoe should do nicely. When stumps are ground it is tough to not end up with a lot of woodchips in the soil. Woodchips on top of the soil as mulch are great, mixed in the soil they can tie up nitrogen for a while and you may need to add more N for a while.

tj

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 4:02PM
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