Limetree and strawberry bush - Knowledgebase Question

Cedar Park, TX (Zone 8B)
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Question by nantram
May 15, 2006
My son gave me a limetree, and a strawberry bush. Do I replant them in containers or in the ground. And what is the care for them.

Answer from NGA
May 15, 2006
Lime is a citrus and can be kept in the container or replanted into a larger container using good potting soil not garden soil, because they are not cold hardy and should come indoors for winter. Fertilize it with a soluble plant food such as Miracle Gro and keep the soil moist but not too soggy wet. The strawberry bush I assume is not the edible strawberry plant but rather COMPACT STRAWBERRY BUSH (Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'). It is hardy enough to grow in your area but may suffer from the long summers a bit. Mix some compost into a large planting area and then dig the hole and plant it at the same depth is was growing previously in the container soil mix.

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