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Pike Nurseries: Tips for fall shrubs

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Pike Nurseries Melodie McDanal shows you why fall is the best time to plant and discuss shrubs for different uses.

Why Plant Now?
Fall is truly the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Planting now while the temperature is mild allows plants to establish before the summer heat
Planting now requires less watering

How to Choose a Shrub
Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun: location receives 6-8 hours of full sun each day
  • Partial Sun: 3-6 hours of sun a day, usually in the late morning to the early afternoon
  • Partial Shade: sun is filtered, usually by leaves and foliage, and peek through for most of the day.
  • Shade: area receives less than 3 hours of sun and is shady for most of the day.


Size and Shape
Get a general idea of what size and shape the plant will be.

  • Is it going in front of a window that you don't want to block?
  • Is it in the back of the garden and should provide some privacy?


New Shrub Varieties for Atlanta Gardens
Loropetalum ‘Crimson Fire'
Full sun to partial shade
Compact mounding shrub grows 18" high by 24" wide
Ruby red foliage
Neon pink flowers in spring

Distylium ‘Blue Cascade'
Full sun to partial shade
Compact  shrubs grows  3 high and 4 feet wide
Blue Green Evergreen foliage
Small maroon colored flowers in late winter

Nandina ‘Blush Pink'
Full sun to partial shade
Grows 2 – 5 feet tall and wide
Pink colored new growth spring through fall
Leaves turn rosy red in winter

Hydrangea ‘Strawberry Sundae'
Full Sun to partial shade
Related to the popular ‘Vanilla Strawberry' but half its size so it's great for smaller spaces. Grows 4 – 5 feet tall and 3 – 4 feet wide
White cone shaped flowers that transition to dark pink

Key to Success – Soil
The key to a plants success is in the soil

Amend native soil with a quality planting mix like Pike Planting Mix

  • Loosens the soil so roots can establish more easily
  • Allows moisture to penetrate the soil and get to the plants roots


Pike Nurseries guarantees all trees and shrubs for life

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