too early to plant shrubs/trees?

woodswalker88(6)April 6, 2013

Last year at this time in southeast PA it was like June. I went nuts planting stuff. This year? I still see a bit of frost in the mornings.

I started some new garden spaces last fall. I would like to fill them with flowering shrubs, knockout rose, Azalea. I also want to put in some Arborvitae (the hurricane knocked down 2 trees last fall.)

Is it too early?

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Dzitmoidonc(6)

This is still early for plants that are not dormant. A plant bought from a local retailer that is not shipped in from a greenhouse might be ok. Anything with leaves or new growth is still at risk.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 9:14AM
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stimpy926

You can plant all those now, they are frost hardy. Only plants at risk for planting now are frost tender annuals.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 9:58AM
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bulldinkie(pa)

yes were after a new pine ever1 has in this area ,spring or fall is good..Most shrubs are dormant.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 4:00PM
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