Planting in November?

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  1. violeta

    violeta Member

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    I recently bought a couple of skimmias (reevesiana and japonica luwian), a viburnum bodnantense and a fothergilla gardenii.
    Is past mid November.
    Is this a good time to plant them outside, or should I wait till spring?

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Definitely better off back in ground than in pots. Fall is the best time to plant hardy stock, spring much less favorable. Perennial (overwintering) plants are like bears, they store energy the previous summer and live off it during the winter. By spring their energy reserves are depleted, plus soils are at their coldest and wettest after months of low temperatures, rain and snow. And spring is followed by the heat and drought of summer.
     

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