Planting in a Juniper Stump

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Seems to me I've read somewhere not to plant in tree stumps. I have this lovely old hollow stump that I want to plant a vining plant in. It's juniper, VERY fragrant juniper. Think it's okay?

This message was edited Apr 13, 2012 2:12 PM

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Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

I don't have any experience but would not plant anything edible in a juniper.
If you want to experiment, you might try herbals or an ornamental plant first.
It is an attractive stump that begs being planted in.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Thanks podster, that's good thinking.

Wilmington, NC(Zone 8a)

I don't have any experience with planting in stumps either. But what a beauty! I would try putting a Bromeliad (or several) along with the vine. Since it's out of the ground, I don't see why it would be a problem to experiment a little. Again, I know nothing but I think it would be cool.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Thanks mccaine, I hope to get it planted over the weekend. Dunno about the bromeliads, they sound a bit picky for my tastes......don't want anything more that needs to be babied along.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Funny, but a brom was the first thing I thought of also but then not in your climate.
Looking forward to seeing the end results.

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