Planting a Blue Spruce

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by machine, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. machine

    machine LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Messages: 101

    Is it to late to plant a 5-6' Blue Spruce. I'm am in Zone 6 and the tempature is around 30-40 degress in Mid November. The ground is not frozen yet. If this is not a good time, when is the best time to plant this tree? Also is a wholesale price of $125 too high?

    STEVE HATFIELD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    As long as the ground is not frozen , no problems!! Water real good at planting and every 10 days or so maybe three mor times. In my area, mid-west, 5ft. is $120.00 and 6ft. is $150.00....Installation is 60% 0f price. Customer price is usually 100% mark-up w/1yr. warranty.....
  3. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    Ditto what Steve said (above post) AND look out for bag worms and other pests. They are a problem here in my area.
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Not a problem as long as the ground isnt frozen. Hey, if you dont plant it, the nursery will just heel it in til next spring then sell the same tree to you then!
  5. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    Plant the tree. Make your money while the ground is unfrozen. Fall is a great time to plant.

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