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Posted 11 hours ago by David Olszyk to Archer's Dwarf

Hi Terru Terry ... it's not possible for us to know what specific plants are being sold in various places. Perhaps a member in Canada can respond.

Posted 12 hours ago by Terry Terry to Archer's Dwarf

Hi: I was wondering if you know if these plants are available in Canada? thank you

Posted 3 days ago by David Olszyk to abies

hello V ... odd that you ask a question about spruce on the fir page, but oh well ... At 20 years old, your Norway spruce is still young. It'll grow a foot or more for a few more centuries at least. Washington is a very favorable climate for them. As stated above, when they're happy, they'll…

Posted 3 days ago by V Smith to abies

hi, I live in hardiness zone 8b; Sumner, WA. In my urban area yard is a Norway Spruce nearly 20 years old. It's height is about 47 feet tall. When will the tree's growth rate begin to slow? ... and how tall can it expected to be ??

Posted 5 days ago by Katherine Wagner-Reiss to Kashmir

I was at Morris Arboretum today; I'd guess the cedars are 30 feet tall.

Posted 5 days ago by David Olszyk to Gracilis

no. it's probably already dead. Colors are supposed to be at their most vibrant in June.

Posted 5 days ago by David Parks to Gracilis

MY TREE IS TURNING BROWN ... IS IT DYING

Posted 8 days ago by Web Editor to DeGroot's Spire

Submitted by ACS member Debra LaChance: I had a DeGroot Spire professionally planted in mid April in Massachusetts. Several ( 6 or more ) leaders were tied tightly together with nylon rope. Doing this created the “spire” and when I cut it it separated out. I was under the impression that DeGroots…

Posted 9 days ago by Christine to 4ever

I have a Forever Goldy arborvitae—it’s approximately 4 to 5 years old. It’s still no taller than when I bought it, but it’s much bushier, but not taller. It’s almost growing round versus tall. Is there a way I can prune it to get it to grow up and not wide?

Posted 9 days ago by David Olszyk to cuspidata

no, Japanese yew is native to Japan

Posted 9 days ago by Debra Lachance to DeGroot Spire

I had a DeGroot Spire professionally planted in mid April in Massachusetts. Several ( 6 or more ) leaders were tied tightly together with nylon rope. Doing this created the “spire” and when I cut it it separated out. I was under the impression that DeGroots was a narrow tree with a central leader…

Posted 9 days ago by Kathy Winczewski to cuspidata

Are Japanese yews native to Michigan?

Posted 9 days ago by Debra Lachance to DeGroot Spire

I had a DeGroot Spire professionally planted in mid-April in Massachusetts.

Posted 10 days ago by David Olszyk to Chaparral

Chapparral is as much as a nursery wants to charge, based on the local market.

Posted 10 days ago by David Olszyk to nootkatensis

I recommend that you remove it. A conifer with yellow foliage that does not fall off is a dead conifer.

Posted 10 days ago by Marianne Bjørkøe to nootkatensis

Jeg har en hængende nutca cypres i min have. Den er 3 meter høj og vel ca. 7 år gammel. I år er den blevet fuldstændig gul overalt. Den taber ikke bladene, men ser som sagt vissen ud. Hvad kan jeg gøre? Jeg har forsøgt at vande ret ihærdigt. translation: I have a hanging Nootka cypress in my…

Posted 11 days ago by Carmen to Chaparral

how much is a 'Chapperal'

Posted 11 days ago by David Olszyk to Green Giant

Hi Karen ... spring is the absolutely worst time to plant conifers! If you've been watering twice a day without checking if the soil is dry, you probably over-watered and drowned the root systems. If it's been that hot and humid, you've, in essence, poached them. I think that the odds of them…

Posted 11 days ago by Karen Milligan to Green Giant

David, I purchased 4 Thuja 'Green Giant' that came in the mail, day after Memorial Day, 2021. I followed the directions about the soil, depth of the hole, mulching after I watered them. We live in northern Wisconsin which usually stays temperate. This year, however, became hot right away. 95…

Posted 12 days ago by David Olszyk to Nana Aurea

Hi Tami ... you'll do no harm by up-potting now, then waiting until fall to plant it out into the landscape. In California, this plant would probably do best with 3 hrs and 20 minutes of morning sun, then shade through the hottest part of the day. Too much shade and it'll be green; too much sun…

Posted 12 days ago by Tami Meyers to Nana Aurea

I live in Sacramento California. I purchased the shrub to plant last fall but didn't get it done. Will it be okay to plant into a larger pot until this fall and transplant to garden then or will too much transplanting stress the plant? Also, does this shrub like sun, shade or sun/shade. Our summers…

Posted 12 days ago by David Olszyk to Nana Lutea

Gina, the bark scars on the trunk will heal over time (I've seen it take several years). Any large branches that were removed won't regrow. Conifers grow from the ends of living branches only. No extra care is needed for the tree to recover.

Posted 13 days ago by Gina Jones to Nana Lutea

Within weeks of planting a deer rubbed his antlers on the trunk. The trunk was stripped bare from the rubbing and slight damage. It’s been about 8 months. The foliage looks healthy at the top and bottom where the deer did no damage. This gives me hope the trunk is healing. However there is no new…

Posted 13 days ago by David Olszyk to Vanderwolf's Pyramid

to what tree are you referring?

Posted 13 days ago by Ingo to Vanderwolf's Pyramid

Hello, at what age (approximately) was this tree planted? I live on the Olympic Peninsula and am curious about what you decided to do with this tree. I'm considering planting 3 from Monrovia.

Posted 14 days ago by David Olszyk to vietnamensis

I've had one going for several years. Since it's native to "karst limestone mountains," that would imply that it likes alkaline soil.

Posted 14 days ago by David Olszyk to Nana

this conifer is hardy to USDA Zone 6. I have no idea what you mean by "curly locks conifer."

Posted 14 days ago by Bob Shaffsick to Nana

pls advise if the "curly locks" conifer will survive a #5 zone winter?

Posted 15 days ago by Melissa to vietnamensis

I was able to get this tree. I was wondering if anyone has grown this and if it likes acidic soil?

Posted 16 days ago by David Olszyk to Ruby Teardrops

yes!! There are many differences ... They are not alike at all. 'Ruby Teardrops' grows 3 times faster' 'Hermann Naue' is squatly conical / 'Ruby Teardrops' is nest shaped, flattened spreading. 'Ruby Teardrops' has better color of foliage flush and darker young cones. 'Hermann Naue' has been known…