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When to plant: trees, shrubs and climbers

by Rhiannon James

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credit: tricky (rick harrison)

Struggling with timing of tree-planting or when to get shrubs and climbers in the soil? Try our guide below!

Table labels

P – planting time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Abelia P P P P
Abutilon P P
Acer P P P P P P
Actinidia P P P P P P
Amelanchier P P P P
Apple P P P P P
Crab Apple P P P P P P
Apricot P P
Arbutus P P P P
Berberis P P P P P P
Buddleja P P P P
Buxus P P P P
Camellia P P P P
Campsis P P P P P
Carpenteria P P
Cassiope P P P
Ceratostigma P P
Cercidiphyllum P P P P P P
Cercis P P P P
Chaenomeles P P P P P P
Cherry P P P* P
Choisya P P
Cistus P P
Clematis P P P P P P P P
Cornus P P P P P
Corylopsis P P P P P P
Corylus P P P P P P
Cotinus P P P P P P
Cotoneaster P P P P P
Crataegus P P P P P P
Cytisus P P P P
Daphne P P
Deutzia P P P P P P
Elaeagnus P P P P
Embothrium P P
Enkianthus P P P
Escallonia P P P
Eucryphia P P P P
Euonymus P P P P
Euphorbia P P P P P P P P
Forsythia P P P P P P
Fothergilla P P P
Garrya+Ginkgo P
Hamamelis P P P P P P
Heathers P P P P P
Hebe P P P P
Hedera P P P P P P P
Hibiscus P P P P P P
Hoheria P P
Hydrangea P P P P
Hypericum P P P P P P P
Ilex P P P P
Jasminum P P P P P
Kalmia P P  P P
Kerria P P P P P P
Kolkwitzia P  P P
Laburnum P P P P P P
Lavandula P P P P P P P
Leptospermum P P
Magnolia P P P P
Mahonia P P P P P P
Medlar P P P P P P
Mulberry P
Olearia P p P
Osmanthus p p p p p p
Parrotia P P P P P P
Parthenocissus P P P
Passiflora P P P
Peach/Nectarine P P
Pear P P P P P
Philadelphus P P P P P P
Pieris P P P
Plum/Damson P P P
Potentilla P P P P P P
Prunus P P P P P P P
Pyracantha P P P P P P
Quince P P
Rhododendron P P P P P P P P
Rhus P P P P P P P
Robinia P P P P P P
Rose P P P P P P P
Rubus P P P P P P
Sambucus P P P P P P
Santolina P P P P
Senecio P P P P P P P
Skimmia P P P P
Sorbus P P P P P P
Spiraea P P P P P P
Stewartia P P
Symphoricarpos P P P P P P
Syringa P P
Tamarix P P P P P P
Taxus P P P P P P P
Ulex P P P P P P
Vaccinium P P P P P P
Viburnum P P P P P
Vinca P P P P P P P
Weigela P P P P P P
Wisteria P P P P P P
Yucca P P

 

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