This past spring I planted a lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana) in full sun. As winter began, the angle of the sun’s rays has caused the tree to receive, at most, 4 hours of sun. What are sun requirements of evergreens in winter?
In general, pines adapt to the winter weather by becoming dormant, says Susan Eyre, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, Woodstock. It is the freeze and thaw cycle that is hard on a plant, not the loss of sun hours. In a January thaw, sap rises and then freezes, which can cause the bark to crack, but plants usually recover.
My lilac had a grayish blight on the leaves this summer. What caused this and how can I prevent it?
Besides mums, what are a few other plants you would recommend for containers for fall color?
What is the largest tree that one can plant? We are trying to replace some 7- to 8-foot trees that were recently destroyed.