Arborvitae-Little Giant

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Can this plant be in a 14" x 14" x 10" pot at least for 2 or 3 years in Ocala Florida. Thank you for your help. Sincerely Jim Braunscheidel


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi James-The Little Giant Arborvitae makes a great potted plant for the garden or patio. They are slow growing and have a fairly shallow root system. If you are starting off with a smaller plant such as a one gallon size your pot will be fine for a couple of years. In a couple of years or if starting with a larger plant such as a 5 gal. size I would look for a pot that is deeper possibly 14 or 15 inches. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when planting the arborvitae in a pot. Always use a quality planting soil found at your quality nurseries or garden centers. The planting soil needs to be well draining. The pot needs to have drainage holes in the bottom. Too wet a soil is a real killer of the arborvitae. You want to keep the soil moist but never too wet or dry when your new plant is developing a strong root system. Because containers provide little insulation to a plant's root system, cold winter weather or warm summer weather can damage or kill the plant. In your location making sure the pot does not dry out will be more important than most likely freezing temperature damage. In the hot summer months potted plants are completely dependent only on the water you supply.

http://www.gardenality.com/Articles/284/How-To-Info/Planting/How-To-Plant-In-Containers-or-Pots/default.html

Please ask if you have any other questions.

John)



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