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dying arbor vitaes

Posted by dentiphile PA (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 15:07

Hi all,

Planted some arborvitaes in the Spring, Green Giants.

Are these guys dying? Dead? Any thoughts?


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here's another pic

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middle one is dead...

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


RE: dying arbor vitaes

Have you been watering regularly?

RE: dying arbor vitaes

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.

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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 12:21

I totally agree, Tina. :-)

RE: dying arbor vitaes

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

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

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