Planting and Growing Instructions
- Pre-Planting Instructions
- Keep plants in a cool shady spot.
- Cover any exposed root balls with wet burlap to prevent drying out.
- Plant as soon as possible.
- WATER EVERY DAY!
- Planting of Trees and Shrubs
- Make the planting hole 1 ½ times the width and depth of the root ball or pot.
- Have a mixture of good soil and 20% peat moss available.
- Sprinkle a generous handful of Bone Meal into the bottom of the hole.
- Put enough planting mixture of soil and peat moss in the bottom of the hole to bring the top of the root ball to just below ground level. Press down to remove air pockets. Never plant a tree deeper than it is in the pot.
- Most trees are grafted and have a small bend at the base of the tree. This graft must be above the soil surface.
- After removing the plant from the pot, place the plant in the hole and fill the hole with the remaining soil mixture pressing it firmly around the roots to remove any air spaces.
- Make a well on the soil surface to hold sufficient water to saturate the entire root ball.
- Watering and The First Growing Season
- Trees and Shrubs need to be watered at least twice a week to compensate for our dry climate.
- You made a well around your plant, fill it with water.
Tree Height Each Watering 30 – 90 cm 10 liters (2.5 gal) 100-200 cm 20 liters (5 gal) Larger Trees 90 liters (20 gal)
- Wait until the second year to fertilize all of your perennials, trees and shrubs. Starting at the May long weekend feed with slow release fertilizer 3 times up to July 15. If you are using a water soluble fertilizer follow the directions but stop usage after July 15. Your plants need to stop growing and start preparing for fall conditions.
- When looking for a fertilizer look for these numbers.
Water Soluble 10.52.10 or 20.20.20 Slow Release 14.14.14 Granular 6.22.20 Tree Spikes
- Staking Trees
- Stake your tree for one year.
- This prevents the newly formed roots from breaking when the root ball is rocked by the wind.
When is your Tree or Shrub Dead?
We take pride is selling healthy hardy nursery stock. However, transplant shock, incorrect watering, wind and sun burn, animal damage, rabbits and mice can be a winter menace for your plants, and harsh weather can take its toll on your plants.
If your plant has been recently planted and the leaves are looking limp or browning, in most cases they will recover with extra care. They are not dead. Continue to water and care for the plants and you should see improvement with new growth.
You plant is still alive if:
- When you gently scratch the bark, the layer underneath is green.
- The branches are pliable and flexible.
- Green leaves or needles remain on the plant.
Cannor Nurseries Retail Garden Centre
Spruce Grove, Alberta
We never charge for our….
Cannor Nurseries guarantees our trees and shrubs for one year; the exceptions are Annuals, Perennials, Cedars and Vines.
If you are a retail customer and your plant has died we will give you a credit up to the purchase price of the plant.
Please note our planting instructions provided to you at the time your purchase is formulated to prevent loss. Please follow them. Your receipt is actually your warrantee please have that with you if you need to make a return. Sorry there are no cash refunds.
Call us regarding any plants that are not doing well and we will guide you with further instructions.
We appreciate your business.