You're about to discover how to plant and take care of indoor and outdoor potted trees.
A common method of transplanting small trees, particularly those less than six feet tall, is from a pot. While they may look the same at first glance, there are three different types of potted trees sold.
Pot-grown trees are grown in a pot from the seedling stage on. This makes for less transplanting stress since the tree is planted with its original root system intact.
Some potted trees are sold as field-potted trees. These trees were originally grown in a nursery field and later harvested with the original soil around the base.
Potted trees are dug bar-root in the early spring and placed into a container using a special soil mix. Each type of potted tree has excellent survival, but they do differ slightly in their planting methods.
Since the root system of a potted grown tree is not disturbed significantly at transplanting, they can be planted in the spring till early fall.
Field-potted trees generally should be planted in the spring. These trees are growing in their original soil, rather than a special soil mix; their growth may suffer if lift in the container too long. Potted trees can be planted once the roots are established in their new pot since most potted trees are potted in early spring; they usually can be transplanted any time after late spring.
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