Planting Question

Are any of the trees/shrubs listed below not candidates for planting/transplanting this time of the year.....zone 7. Thanks. Kathy
Dwarf burford holly London plane tree Laurel "Otto Luyken" Ligustrum River Birch "Heritage" Crytomeria Sweet Bay magnolia Camellia Dwarf Inkberry Redbud Nandina Indian Hawthorn Rhododendron White Pine
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As long as your soil is not frozen or overly saturated from fall rains, any of the listed plants can be safely planted or transplanted at this time of year. Water in well and mulch to insulate the soil and reduce frost heaving.
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This is the best time of year to transplant and plant provided soil is not boggy or mucky from rain.
Do not amend the soil which you put back in the hole. Always top dress using a few inches of compost and mulch after you fill the hole back in with the native soil you removed. Never add anything to the hole itself, and always make sure you rough up the sides of the hole. A shovel can leave sides slick and hard for roots to penetrate...thus, creating a pot in the ground.
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On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 11:23:48 -0500, "Jeff & Kathy Brown"

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They are all fine to plant now. The best time to plant here in zone 7 is the fall and winter. It gives the tree/shrub/perennial a chance to develop deep root systems before the heat arrives in early summer. Most of the trees you listed are acid loving evergreens. You can fertilize them at the end of February/early March with Holly Tone to encourage new growth in spring. I wouldn't prune anything yet because you want the tree to put all it's energy into developing roots and not new growth at this time. After planting them, water deeply once a week if it doesn't rain. A soaker hose works great.
Good luck.
Penny Zone 7b - North Carolina

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