Planting shrubs in June?

Asked May 27, 2018, 8:42 AM EDT

Is June too late to plant shrubs? (boxwoods, cherry tree, azalea)

Wicomico County Maryland shrubs plant care

1 Response

Yes, you can plant in June, but you should be faithful about giving them a good start, not planting them too deeply and keeping them watered if/when we don't get rain.
Speaking of rain, if your soil is really wet, you need to wait to plant.
A good way to test is to take a handful and squeeze. If it sticks together, it's too wet.
Here is our page on trees and shrubs. Take a look at the Planting Tips publication and the video on planting container plants:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/trees-shrubs

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