Top Questions About Shrubs And Trees

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Questions About Shrubs And Trees

Asked by
Marcel on
September 16, 2018
Bells TN

Q. i took the suckers off the surrounding area of the tree, I the suckers in water, I have roots growing. can I them in the ground w

ith fertilizer

Answered by
MichiganDot on
September 16, 2018
A.

Yes, put the cuttings in the ground after loosing the dirt in the immediate area only. Do not add fertilizer at this point. The cutting must first establish its roots in the ground. Typically, trees are fertilized in early spring as growth begins. Use a long-acting granular fertilizer meant for trees. I would only fertilize for 1-2 years without getting a soil test.

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Asked by
elizabethiwuamadi on
November 6, 2018

Q. how can i identify a matured tree

Provide any additional details you would like to include with your question.how

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 6, 2018
Certified Expert
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A tree, or plant is considered mature when it is at the age to be able to reproduce. If you see any signs of flowering or seed/fruit production, the the tree is considered mature.

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Asked by
louobrian on
February 5, 2019
Essex

Q. Hello, I need to put up a hedge to give privacy an help stop burglary! I am torn between a laurel and a Pyracantha.

As the pyrancatha has berries, will there be lots of bird pooh? Any advice on what is a great evergreen would be lovely. thanks. Louise

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 5, 2019
Certified Expert
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There are actually many good options for this purpose that will not draw wildlife to them, and they are armed with thorns! This article will give you examples: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/using-defensive-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Davidakirkby2017 on
February 17, 2019
Kent countryside. Site over chalk.

Q. What traditional hedgerow plants are OK in full shade below trees in UK ?

The soil location is roadside and poor, and we want to infill between established trees which will shade the location. A traditional country mixed hedge with colour and berries would be good if shade is acceptable.

Answered by
drtreelove on
February 18, 2019
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"Traditional" hedgerow plants are sun loving. Under the shade of trees and with competition from tree root systems is not the best growing conditions for most plants. You may encounter problems in the long term for both the shrubs and the trees. Imposing competition for water and nutrients is usually not a good idea. With shade, competition, and combine that with alkaline soil from the chalk, the list will be greatly narrowed.

But if you are determined, and you know how to practice good soil and water management and to neutralize the alkalinity, you might find some possibilities for shade plants to suit the purpose in this listing from the Royal Horticultural Society.

You may want to take the list to a local garden center and see what is available and maybe get some tips from a local nurseryman, gardener or landscape designer.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=430

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Answered by
MichiganDot on
February 20, 2019
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Your hardiness zone appears to be 7a. Choose shrubs/trees that are hardy to zone 6 or colder so you won't lose them in a severe winter. Do you have overhead power lines to consider when making your choice? Do you have the funds to create a berm of soil on which to plant? You can use smaller plants on a berm. To make recommendations, it is necessary to know how much sun the area gets and if you are willing to maintain evergreens as a hedge or prefer low/no maintenance. Popular options include holly and Emerald Green arborvitae, cultivars of which comes in different ultimate heights. Visit a local nursery for advice and options available locally. There may be local ordinances on height of fences and hedges so check with your local government or HOA first.

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Asked by
Jtotheb on
March 2, 2019
London NW11

Q. Why are patches of my bushes turning brown and shriveling up?

Hi. I have 4 beautiful decorative bushes that have been in our garden for decades. Toward the end of last summer I noticed a small brown patch on one, where leaves seems to turn brown, curl up and die. It has now spread to all 4 bushes and large patches. What can I do to save the plants? Please help. Thank you in advance.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
March 3, 2019
A.

There appears to be a leaf spot disease of some sort. There are many of these, some are fungal, others bacterial. I suggest you call your local cooperative extension office and take a sample to them. Here is how to find your county's extension office: Search.Extenson.org

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Asked by
pambankhead55 on
March 14, 2019
Ocala,Florida 34482

Q. What’s the difference between hardwood and softwood bushes and shrubs

Which bushes or shrubs are considered softwood and how do you tell the difference between hardwood

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 14, 2019
Certified Expert
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All trees reproduce by producing seeds, but the seed structure varies. In general, hardwood comes from a deciduous tree which loses its leaves annually and softwood comes from a conifer, which usually remains evergreen.

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