Planting time for everygreens

Asked August 5, 2016, 2:24 PM EDT

I have two very mature pyramidal arborvitae everygreens (35-40 years old) and they have seen their better days, so I am going to remove them and replant some evergreens. When is the best time to do that, Spring or Fall? I would think that they need to get good rooting before winter, so they can survive. They will be on the North side of the house and am also wondering which would be the best evergreens to plant there. Thank you Brent Jordahl Roseville

Ramsey County Minnesota evergreens horticulture

1 Response

The quote is from the following URL:

"Evergreens should be planted in spring, summer or early fall. While deciduous plants can be planted later in fall, evergreens benefit from having some time while the soil is relatively warm to start to become established. "

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/landscaping/maint/evergreen.html

Planting tips are included in the below:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/planting-and-transplanting-trees-and-shrubs

The following will give you some good ideas on what to plant:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/choosing-landscape-evergreens/

Best of luck with replacing your evergreens.