too late to plant a river birch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by BCFLawnLandscape, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Hey all, SW Ohio here, I have a customer who is wanting a river birch in her yard installed ASAP. Didn't know if it would be too late to plant that this year or not. I don't know how well they hold up once the weather turns cold. Any advice please let me know!

  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    it is fine to plant now.
  3. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    If the ground is not frozen, you should be fine. Just be very careful if the birch comes B&B, to keep the root ball tight and intact. The tree is likely dormant now, so you may have to stake to keep it upright through the winter.

  4. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    don't plant too deep (shallow & wide). Top of root ball above grade about an inch, mulch and stake.

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