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Watering and inspecting

During the first week, water daily, thoroughly and deeply
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

To make sure that your plant is happy and flourishes in its new site, it is important to give it the right care, especially for the first three years.


  • Adjust the frequency of watering to take account of the plant’s needs and other conditions, including the type of soil, drainage, temperature, moisture, wind, rain and season. 
  • During the first week, water it daily. Water thoroughly and deeply, but be careful not to overwater it. If necessary, use trickle irrigation to avoid run-off. 
  • During dry periods, water the soil thoroughly, at least once a week. Spray the foliage as well from time to time. 
  • In fall, water thoroughly. Pay special attention to evergreens and plants that retain their leaves, which need to store up water for the winter.


  • Inspect your plant regularly for injuries, insect pests or diseases. Opt for ecological solutions to address any problems.

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