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Toolate/frosty to plant trees now?

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Solo2 Mon 15-Nov-10 09:24:07

Would it be better to wait until spring before buying/planting trees in the garden - fairly mature trees?

I'm not sure if the frost would stop them establishing so well now??

midnightexpress Mon 15-Nov-10 09:27:01

No, you should plant them during the dormant season, so anytime from Nov till about March.

Have a look at this from the RHS website

meltedmarsbars Mon 15-Nov-10 09:27:14

Winter when they are dormant is absolutely the right time.

Just give them a bit of support in case of winter gales, if it is an exposed place.

Solo2 Mon 15-Nov-10 11:04:31

Ah! That's really helpful. Many thanks. What a knowledgeable lot you all are here! smile

Solo2 Mon 15-Nov-10 16:20:14

Silly question - but, would the same principle apply to climbing plants too like mature wisteria - ie they won't die in the frost - or do these need to be planted at a different time of yr?

midnightexpress Mon 15-Nov-10 16:25:22

Basically, the rule is that bare root plants should go in during the dormant period, whereas pot-grown plants can go in at any time. Trees, fruit bushes, hedging etc generally go in in winter. A wisteria would be fine to go in now as well.

JarethThePomBearKing Mon 15-Nov-10 16:31:11

OP, do you mind a quick hijack?

I was wondering about doing this too - we're looking to get a Japanese maple and was hoping to plant it now.. frost won't kill off a small one (about 3' tall), will it?

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