Questions tagged [evergreens]

Plant which retains its leaves during winter.

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Does Buxus grow berries or flowers along with the leaves?

I'm wondering if all species of Buxus grow berries or flowers?
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Difference between Buxus and Ilex

What is the difference between Buxus and Ilex?
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Re-potted my Sciadopitys verticillata, and now its turning orange - what should I do?

I have a Sciadopitys verticillata on my balcony (Berlin, DE). I potted it out of its nursery pot, now the tips of the needles are turning orangey/ brown. Will it recover once its settled in, or ...
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Help save my baby tree we got as a honeymoon gift

We got a tree when we first got married as a gift. We didn't have a place to put it outside immediately and my wife was told it could stay indoors. We weren't as good with watering as we should be but ...
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How does removing spruce tips affect the tree health and growth?

I recently learned that spruce tips are edible. Having an abundance of spruce growing around here I'd like to harvest some for culinary experiments. My question is, how will this affect the trees' ...
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Help identifying this plant with purple and green fleshy leaves

I bought a house a few months ago and this plant was in the terrace. It was less more than a dry stick in a pot, and I actually thought it was already dead (after a whole hot and dry south-east ...
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Which Fertilizers to use?

I have a Gardenia, anthrium and peace lily indoors. For my other plants, I use NPK (7+3+6) for the green plants, NPK (3.5 + 6 + 6 ) for blossom plants and another NPK(4+1.5+4) for all purpose. My ...
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Fraser fir Christmas tree doesn't seem to be soaking up water any more

When we got our Christmas tree, which the farm called a Fraser fir, we were told to give it warm-to-hot water, and to ensure that the water line stayed above the bottom (cut) end of the tree. ...
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Damaged Canadian Hemlock EverGreen

My new evergreen was about 4 feet tall. Deer ripped the top half out of it. Is it ruined beyond hope?
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Is this evergreen with yellow branches sick?

There is an evergreen in front of my apartment. In just a few days, many of its branches have turned yellow. Last week it still looked fine. Is this expected, or is the tree sick? Is there anything I ...
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Should I prune this 3 year-old Tamarind tree fork?

I have a 2.5 year old Tamarind in a container. It has what looks like a tree fork. I'm considering cutting the least straight one (it's the outer/right-leaning one on the picture). Even though the ...
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Why does my green giant arborvitae have so many buds?

I have about 10 green giant evergreens and only one of them has what I call large buds on the tips of the branches. Why only this one shrub? Some branches are so loaded that they are drooping?
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Can my hemlock trees be saved?

I am not entirely sure they are hemlock trees. They were not doing so hot when I moved in 2015, but I think it's getting worse over the past few years. They are located near Albany, New York State, ...
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How to shape a wild Holly

We have a lot of self seeded holly bushes from established trees. Many are very straggly, almost like brambles with a ticket of very long, sparse branches. I didn't even know hollies grew in this ...
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Will creating a sandbox at the base of a fir tree damage it?

We have recently moved into a home with several large old growth fir trees on the property. Will creating a sandbox at the base of a fir tree cause any damage to the tree?
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Why has my evergreen gone brown in spring?

I have a row of tall evergreen trees, I guess 25-30 feet tall. Don't know what they are but we've thought perhaps some sort of tree laurel due to the waxy, oval leaves - though much more delicate than ...
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Why have my yews lost all their needles?

My yews lost all their needles this winter (I'm in New Hampshire). I planted them 3 years ago and this is the first for this. Will they be ok? Will the needles grow back? I hope so- I really do love ...
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Bring pachysandra back to life

A large patch of my pachysandra covering was ripped up by trucks last May. See the white oval in the picture. I was expecting it to come back during the summer but I didn't. What can I do the bring ...
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What is this evergreen oval-leaved shrub?

I found this shrub in a local nursery, I liked it, and I purchased three of them. However, the nursery guy says it is Viburnum opulus. I don't think he is right. Can you help me ID these shrubs, so ...
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Root rot in Pseudotsuga

Friends of mine have a grove of 5 fairly closely spaced Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir) in their front yards which are about 15 years old. They are thinking about girdling the smallest to produce ...
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What are some low maintenance evergreens for an east facing partly-shaded bed?

I've just had a bunch of shrubs taken out from an east-facing partly-shaded bed against a house wall -- Viburnum Tinus and Aucuba Japonica. The situation suited them perfectly, to the extent that they ...
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Why are some of these Yew bushes dying?

I have a row of yew bushes, some of which are not healthy at all! I’m in Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in this house 15 years. These bushes used to be healthy (I have old pictures), but over the past ...
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Should I trim burnt parts in an evergreen hedge?

Not sure what to do with the brown, burnt layer of my fence trees: what will happen if I do nothing? Should I trim all the brown parts?
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Advice Needed - Dying? Tree line (privacy desired)

Situation: Homes Back Yard borders a rural road, say 1 car per minute. There was a line of some kind of arborvitae planted there ~10 years prior. Tree health various from OK to long dead on the tree ...
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What plants are these dwarf coniferes? How can I improve my case?

Can anybody help me to identify these plants ? Or recommend me something similar? I am trying to fix the below. Suggestions are welcome (what you see below was done by the previous owner-this is a ...
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What is this evergreen plant and how should I care for it?

I bought this plant from a local nursery, and the owner was ignorant about the plant details...
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Trim evergreen hedge or not?

I have a row of evergreen trees that have that scaly, cedar-like bark. So, they might be cypress, cedar, juniper or something like that. Actually, I think it is definitely some kind of juniper because ...
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Evergreen turning yellow

After some weeks away we came back and found our pine trees getting yellow. It starts from the outside and at the moment there are not many brown branches/needles. I read it could be manganese ...
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What is a good spacing for a double row of Arborvitae 'Emerald'?

I am considering planting 6 ft Arborvitae Emeralds for privacy. I've read in the Q&A What is the optimal spacing for emerald green arborvitae? that the spacing should be 2 feet apart. I'm ...
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Junipers and Fertilizer times and Nitrogen

Reading around the web, many say the exact opposite of another 'expert'. Specifically pertaining to Junipers, I'm reading don't use nitrogen or use high fertilizers high in nitrogen. When is the ...
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Why shouldn't I water a Blue Spruce tree during and after transplanting it?

I live in Massachusetts, Northeastern United States, in Hardiness Zone 6, where the temperatures get down to −10°F (−23.3°C). We're getting to the coldest time right now, although so far this year has ...
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How important is full sun for a Blue Spruce tree?

We've been thinking about getting a living tree for Christmas this year. It's something I've always wanted to do, as it bothers us to throw away trees. We also need more trees for birds, squirrels, ...
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Which of these trees are good for growing as a Christmas tree in a pot?

I'm going to buy a potted Christmas tree we can keep in a pot, and would like to buy a Nordmann fir (Picea nordmanniana) for its colourful male cones. I have read this species is fast growing and isn'...
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Can you please identify this alpine, evergreen plant?

Can anyone identify this plant? I've found it multiple times in Idaho's mountains and have been unable to identify it. It's about 8 inches high, Grows in small, sprawling clumps, maybe 1 foot ...
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What is the optimal spacing for emerald green arborvitae?

I want to plant a privacy hedge with emerald green arborvitae. I am trying to determine the most economical trunk-to-trunk spacing that will eventually result in a hedge you cannot see through at eye ...
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What would be a hardy evergreen flowering vine that can live in Southern Ontario (5b)

What would be a hardy evergreen flowering vine that can live in Southern Ontario (5b) Here is the map http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-ontario-plant-zone-hardiness-map.php
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What are these evergreen berries/fruits?

We see these berries or fruits often in the Houston area, Texas. It looks evergreen, not sure if it's citrus.
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Should I be burning evergreen trimmings?

I live in bucolic neighbourhood outside of town. Around here, when we trim evergreens we make a fire and burn them. It gives off a lot of smoke. Is this the best approach to deal with these? ...
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What is this columnar evergreen tree with yellow-green foliage?

I need to buy some more of these for other places around the garden. What are these called?
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Will pruning dead shoots off an arborvitae cause re-growth?

I planted 26 emerald arborvitae trees this summer. All but three are looking good. On each of those three, one of the shoots died. If I cut that part out, will the trees fill in?
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One quarter of the roots of a 50' tall white pine were cut off. Can I save it?

About one quarter of the roots of a 50 foot tall white pine were cut off at the drip line, all on the same side. Can I save this tree?
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Will the roots of my Columnar Yew Tree damage a foundation that's only three feet away?

I have a columnar Yew which currently is about 18 - 20 feet tall with a spread of about 6 feet. What is the root system like for these trees and what effect will/can it have on the foundations of the ...
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What's wrong with my Austrian pine and how can I fix it?

Lack of water is not the problem. We've had a very wet spring here in Chicagoland. Is this due to an unfavorable soil pH or something like that? click on picture for full size
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Flies around arborvitae and yews

A few days ago I noticed dozens of small flying insects flying around my arborvitae. They move too fast and are too small to take a picture of but they are about the size and appearance of fungus ...
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When and how do I trim these bushes?

We moved in to a house with bushes trimmed neatly, but well over the sidewalk. Do I trim this back all at once, or over a long period of time (months? Years?)? We are in southeast Michigan, and will ...
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How can I ensure that hellebores in 6" nursery pots survive the winter?

Earlier this year, I bought some hellebores (Helleborus niger hybrids) to plant in a shady spot near my Magnolia tree. I promptly forgot them, partly because of being ill for a couple of weeks, partly ...
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How far apart should I space Thuja 'Green Giant' evergreen trees?

If I wanted to plant several Thuja plicata x standishii 'Green Giant', how far apart should they be placed, or does it matter? Some evergreens seem to like being planted close together (and growing ...
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What's wrong with this dwarf white pine?

This pinus strobus nana is about four years old and has done very poorly this year. Alkaline clay base soil with a full sun, south exposure and a mulch of pine needles. The soil has a ph of a little ...
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What evergreens will tolerate alkaline clay soil in USDA zone 4?

Although the area where I live is famed for it's white pine they grow in sandy soils. My garden has a thin skim of topsoil over six feet of compact alkaline (ph 7) clay. My dwarf white pine is doing ...
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Do pine beetles kill healthy pitch pines, or is it safe to plant seedlings to replace trees killed by them?

We need to remove a number of trees that have been killed by some kind of pine beetle - presumably black turpentine beetle - on eastern Long Island. These trees had suffered injury from salt spray ...