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July Planting on Long Island?

Posted by zooba72 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 2, 13 at 0:21

One nursery on LI provides credits in the spring that can be redeemed in July. I'm curious what kind of plants, shrubs, trees would best handle a July planting?

I need things like: Rhodos, Azalea, Holly, Laurel, Rose/Pyracantha, etc... Are some better suited than others? Most everything calls for Spring/Fall. Any thoughts?

Thank you!

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RE: July Planting on Long Island?

The Mountain Laurel I tried to plant in July died, but I wasn't around to give it proper after-care.

Beach Plum and Holly seem pretty forgiving as to when you plant them.

RE: July Planting on Long Island?

Sorry to hear that. I ended up planting a bunch of stuff, Holly, Boxwood, Rhodos, etc.. I've been watering every other day and already noticed a little yellowing on the Green Mountain Boxwood ... I'm not sure whether it's over-watering or what.

RE: July Planting on Long Island?

I am a professional NYC garden designer, and you can actually plant most things any time between April and December. The tricky thing is the watering. If you have the plants on an irrigation system or you're able to water by hand, that's your best bet. The other great option would be to plant just before a cooler, rainier period like we're having right now.

This post was edited by Amberfreda22 on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 15:47

RE: July Planting on Long Island?

I've been able to work from home a lot this summer, so I've been watering everything I planted on a regular basis. As of now everything looks good with the exception of one Green Mountain Boxwood which has some yellowing of the leaves, but I doubt it's from lack of water.

We planted Rhodos, Azalea, Boxwood, China Girl Holly, Knockout Roses, and had to transplant a few things too. Thanks for the response.

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