The Q&A Archives: Container size

Question: The Coralliformis I would like to plant in a container has a height of 4-6 feet and 3-5 feet wide at full maturity so what would be the size of pot you recomend for me to use?

Answer: I would plan on bumping it up to larger containers as it grows rather than placing it in a large container now and waiting for it to grow into it. The reasoning behind this is that you should use potting soil in the container rather than garden soil and after a few years the potting soil will need to be replaced. So choose a container one or two sizes larger than the nursery container your Hinoki cypress is currently in. Expect to replace the container with a larger one in 3-4 years, or when the roots begin escaping from the drainage holes in the bottom of the container. When you repot, use fresh potting soil. Best wishes with your new tree.

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