tsuga mertensiana

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Cathie Whitman, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Cathie Whitman

    Cathie Whitman Member

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    We are considering digging an 8' tsuga mertensiana for a customer to use as a live Christmas tree before transplanting it to her garden. We have advised the ususal procedure of gradually acclimatising the tree on the way in and out, and a very short stay indoors. I am concerned that this will be too stressful on a newly dug tree.

    Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I'd expect trouble. For starters, it's a hemlock.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I agree with Ron, I'd expect its chances of survival to be very low
     

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