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too early to plant shrubs/trees?

Posted by woodswalker88 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 10:19

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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RE: too early to plant shrubs/trees?

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.

RE: too early to plant shrubs/trees?

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

RE: too early to plant shrubs/trees?

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

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