Help with new northern bayberrys

solitude5(7)July 23, 2012

I'd like some help deciding what to do with 5 northern bayberry's I planted. They were bare root plants and put in the ground about a month ago. There has been zero growth on them. I don't want to dig them up if they are just taking their time, but it seems unusual that there has been no growth. Is that normal? Thanks for the assistance!

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lycopus(z5 NY)

As long as the leaves aren't turning brown they are probably fine. They would probably benefit from frequent watering their first year though.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:42PM
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lots is going on underground, roots are growing and getting used to being where they are. and yes, do keep them well watered till established.

1 Like    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 10:26AM
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If it is slow this year, it may also be slow next year, but then it will shoot up. My biggest plant almost got mowed over because it languished for the first 2 years. I have a low tolerance for languishing plants. By languished, I mean that while the others grew a foot and made a dozen small offsets, this one stayed about 6 inches and produced not a single offset. Today, the others are nice clumps, and the languishing one is about 3 ft. tall and this year (5 yr. old) it made a forest of offsets. I just wish I had a male. What are the odds you plant 4 plants and they are all females.

1 Like    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 9:56PM
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