Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.
Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots.
Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
There are a couple of cultivars available, A. sericeus ‘Silver Streak’ is the popular choice and readily available as alternative Christmas trees. Check your local nursery for the best one to grow in your area
When choosing a pot for your plant, always ensure that it will suit the ultimate size of the tree or shrub
These plants dislike having wet feet. Ensure that the soil is well drained and that they are not sitting in a moist soil for long periods