Tree & Planting Information
Although many trees can withstand a variety of hardiness zones, cold or inconsistent weather can affect them. Learn how the weather impacts tree growth.
If you buy a tree online between the months of December and March, the tree you receive may not be as pretty as you might have expected. Have no fear! Your tree may look like it isn’t healthy, but don’t worry, it’s just dormant for the winter.
It's cold. The days are overcast. Night falls earlier. Sometimes the winter seems like a bleak time. There are, of course, things that make the winter worthwhile: hot chocolate, warm fires, and planting fruit trees. While fruit trees do not look particularly attractive in the winter time, this is actually the best time to plant them as long as the ground is not frozen.
Most trees sleep each winter (called their dormancy period). The amount and quality of their rest also determines how healthy and productive they are! Let’s talk about preparing for winter, the challenges you may face, and making this dormancy period the best it can be for your plants and trees.
Fall and winter months are some of the best times of the year to plant a tree. However, the answer is not a clear yes or no. It will depend on a variety of factors including your local climate, what type of tree/shrub you are planting, and how much time before severe weather is forecasted.
Fig trees can be a little sensitive to the cold, so you need to take extra-good care of them in the winter. Here are some tips for protecting your fig tree.