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Name: rita m
angleton, tx (Zone 9a)
Mar 3, 2015 5:46 PM CST
i have a new 3 gallon size meyer lemon in a pot is a half whiskey barrel too large to repot it to?
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Mar 7, 2015 1:56 PM CST
(I think I saw this question posted somewhere else??) Yes, it is too large for a potted tree. The plant will focus on growing roots to fill the big pot instead of growing on top for flowers and fruit. I suggest moving into a 10-15 gallon pot for the next 5-10 years if that is where you want it to stay.
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