dying arbor vitaes

dentiphileAugust 19, 2013

Hi all,

Planted some arborvitaes in the Spring, Green Giants.

Are these guys dying? Dead? Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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dentiphile

here's another pic

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 3:11PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

middle one is dead...

cant tell on the third one.. how off color it is .. but it isnt looking good

ken

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 3:28PM
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subtropix

Have you been watering regularly?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 5:21PM
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MulchMama

Arborvitaes needs lots and lots of water, especially when they're newly planted. Some mulch wouldn't have hurt either. One is dead, one is very sick, one might be salvageable.

But I have to wonder if you know just how big a Green Giant is supposed to get, because that entire bed is too small for even ONE of them, with nothing else planted in it. They can go 12-20 ft. spread and 50-60 ft. tall. That's why they're called "Green Giant".

Emerald Green Arborvitae might have been a better choice, and DeGroot's Spire even better than that.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 5:31PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

I totally agree, Tina. :-)
Mike

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 12:21PM
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Sequoiadendron4(6B)

I would have to agree with mulchmama. More mulch and watering for sure. Once full grown, you won't see those spirea anymore....

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 1:38PM
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MulchMama

Botann, you figured me out! Long time to speak with!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 3:31PM
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