Container Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Elk Grove, CA
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Question by darkstone
June 1, 2003
I was wondering if Trachelospermum asiaticum (Asian Star Jasmine), Viburnum tinus "Robustum" (Roundleaf Viburnum) and Gaura lindheimeri "Siskiyou Pink" (Pink Gaura) can flourish when planted in containers?

Rosario Hargan

Answer from NGA
June 1, 2003
Each of the plants you mention will adapt to growing in a container. Be sure to use fresh potting soil when transplanting, and choose containers with adequate drainage holes. Plants in containers often need to be fed and watered more frequently than the same plants planted in the garden. Water as often as necessary to keep the soil from becoming too dry. I fertilize my containerized plants on a weekly basis, using a quarter-strength dilution of a liquid fertilizer. This provides a constant source of nutrition for the plant roots and the plants just thrive. Best wishes with your new container garden!

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