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Q.buying a lilac tree as a memorial. We are in zone 7 – long island NY. If plant is received dormant in January can it be planted

Zone medford ny 11763 | Anonymous added on December 22, 2019 | Answered

in January? Can it be stored in shipping pot until spring?
Company purchasing from is closed for the weekend.

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Answered on December 23, 2019

You should definitely wait until spring to plant. If it is dormant I would keep it in the garage or some cool place it won't freeze. Water sparingly, about once a month, till spring.
These two articles will help:



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