Emerald Cedar Overall Instructions
-Emerald cedars like moist, but well drained soil. Cedars planted in poor draining soil or in continuously wet locations WILL die if not planted correctly. In these situations, the cedar must be planted on a berm or mound to provide adequate drainage.
-Cedars need to be planted in a loose of ‘soft’ soil to establish new roots properly.
-The top of the root ball must not be buried. The burlap must not be exposed, but no more than 1-2 inches of soil and mulch on top.
-Twine must be cut from around trunk of cedar. Leave all burlap and wire basket. Cedars removed from wire basket WILL have warranty void.
-Root booster, bone meal and Mykes are all good planting additives in moderation. Avoid evergreen or ‘chemical’ fertilizer when planting.
Watering and feeding
-Newly planted cedars need to be kept moist. They do not have the root system to support their foliage through extended periods of drought yet and if they do not receive adequate watering they WILL die.
-Rainfall is not enough water to support the new cedar. Watering must be done by checking the soil.
-Fertilizing cedars with evergreen or hedging fertilizer can be done the following May and September once cooler temperatures come to induce faster growth. Follow instructions on product. Do not over do it and always water after fertilizing.
Immediately after planting – Slow drip irrigation or hose on a trickle for 30 minutes
Next 3 weeks – Water every 2-3 days slow drip irrigation or hose on a trickle for 5 minutes
3 weeks to frost – Soil must be kept moist, but not overly wet. Move 2-3 inches of topsoil next to root ball and soil should be moist, but no standing water or muddy. Moisture can also be checked with a moisture meter at least 3 inches below soil surface.
-Emerald cedars are a zone 3 tree, however they are not fully winter hardy their first winter until established.
-Emerald cedars must be wrapped with burlap their first winter as soon as the temperature is steady around 0 degrees Celsius and burlap removed when temperatures reach steady 0 degrees Celsius in spring.
-A photo of your burlap wrapped cedar MUST be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31 of year of purchase. Failure to do so WILLvoid warranty.
-Burlapping cedars the following winters is not necessary. Keep I mind, even established cedars can ‘burn’
Didn’t mean to overwhelm you. Under the proper care, cedars rarely die. Cedars are living things and just need a little love!
Wet or poor drainihng soil conditions
Dry or well draining soil conditions
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