How to Plant & Fertilize Your Garden : Selecting the Right Size Plants & Trees for a Garden

On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Craig
Morrell. I’m with Landscape Restorations in Miami, Florida. We’re here at Palm Hammock
Orchid Estate and we’re talking about planting, and fertilizing. The name of this clip is
beware of what your plants are going to do after you’ve put them in the ground. One of
the quintessential examples is a weeping fig tree. Here in Miami, this is one of the commonest
and biggest mistakes that people make. They’ll buy a neat little ficus tree and they’ll put
in their front yard or their landscaper will put it in a ficus hedge. And ficus trees can
turn out to be huge. Easily 80 feet across and 60 feet tall. There are many other plants
that are small when you put them in, but like a lot of things, they do grow up. All of these
examples are plants that will get quite large. Even the sabre leaf ficus will turn out to
be a tree 40 or 50 feet tall. Clarodendrons can be 20 feet tall. And even our friends,
the old crotans. These can easily turn into tress 12-18 feet tall. Even the dwarf versions
of crotans can be 6-8 feet tall. So the point is be aware of the size of the plant once
you get it in the ground and leave some space for it to grow.

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