JAPANESE MAPLES - Knowledgebase Question

Westbury, Ne
Question by bjmill
June 17, 2005
WILL A SMALL JAPANESE MAPLE SURVIVE IN A CONTAINER YEAR ROUND. I LIVE ON LONG ISLAND


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2005

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Although Japanese maples are fairly well suited to container growing, it is difficult to overwinter them successfully in cold climates such as yours. If you keep it in a sheltered location with protection from the wind and also have a way to insulate the roots, such as sinking the container into the ground or heaping mulch around it to provide insulation, it might work. In my experience it is better to consider it an experiment rather than a sure thing.

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