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ChicagoKristy
Hannibal, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9273869

I was given a Red Oak tree by my neighbor who knows of my plant obsession! The problem is we will only be in this house for another year or so, so I would like to take it with us. Could it be in a container til then? I am in zone 5 and it is about 18 in. tall right now.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9273884

Yes most certainly, I would suggest going to a garden center as they can best help you with the right size container for it. Since I use to live in zone 5 I would suggest sinking it in the ground (while it is in the pot) and covering the base with a lot of leaves, or mulch to help over winter it.

You might also want to check out the container forum for a good continer mix for you tree, which will keep the roots healthy while in the container.

Jan
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9275190

I concur with meadowyck, 100%. Just make sure the spot you put it in the ground is well drained. I've overwintered trees and shrubs in my compost pile.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9276477

yardener, thanks I forgot to mention that about a well drained spot.

Jan
ChicagoKristy
Hannibal, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9279180

thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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