Q. Which deciduous trees should only be planted in the spring?


Certain deciduous trees (those with fleshy roots and some others) will transplant well only in the spring planting season. Examples are beech (Fagus spp.), birch (Betula spp.), magnolia (Magnolia spp.), maple (Acer spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera), hornbeam (Carpinus spp.), poplar (Populus spp.), willow (Salix spp.), ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), and ornamental cherry (Prunus spp.).


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Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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