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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.


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.

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.


Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9276477

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

Hannibal, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9279180


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