I am getting ready to plant a dwarf fat albert spruce. For landscaping purposes, what could I plant around it for color and variety?
I purchased a beautiful, but very expenive 8’ Fat Elbert evergreen on Sat. I read planting directions on Sat. night, but somehow overlooked that it pointed out, not to remove the wire cage. I measured twice for my hole diam, and depth. Got it spot on, recruited 6 neighbors to help roll the beast out of my truck into the hole with only the bulap, and twine securing it. Everything stayed in tact, but the tree ball root got distorted, and compressed about 4” into the hole. ** I am aware of the fact that evergreens can’t be planted to deep. ( I will just pull back the soil ), but am concerned with the future health of the tree, as I have way to much time, and money into this project already. What are the chances of it surviving? What steps can I take to help it grow healthy? My soil type is somewhat clay underneath the tree. I had about a 50” diam. Hole dug for the tree, with at least 6-10” around the diam. of the tree when it was dropped into the hole, in which I have compacted loamy type soil around with a little clay. Please advise, Frustrated and Bummed out in Apple Valley!!