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Planting Ann Magnolia tree Questions

Posted by nanaclaire 5b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 14:36

I ordered a tree from arborday.org last Fall and it was shipped this Spring (although we can hardly call it a "true" spring yet). It says to plant as soon as possible, but we are still getting cold temps overnight in the 30s. Is it safe to plant a bare-root tree Now?

Thanks for your help.


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RE: Planting Ann Magnolia tree Questions

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 15:05

Yes, as long as it isn't all full of tender new leaves.


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RE: Planting Ann Magnolia tree Questions

Thanks! no leaves at all...totally bare root


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RE: Planting Ann Magnolia tree Questions

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 21:19

Magnolias aren't usually bare rooted, implying the weather may not be your biggest problem with this specimen.


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RE: Planting Ann Magnolia tree Questions

i would pot it .. in a cactus ypr potting media .... and put it against the north side of the house.. and get it to grow a root mass ... for the rest of this year... if in fact.. it budded out ....

and then plant it in the proper fall planting season ...

arbor day is a nice place to make a donation.. but historically.. they have not sent the best stock ...

mostly i pot them.. they are given to me by neighbors who made the donation ... because they are so small i would step on them if i planted them in the garden ...

ken


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