Fruit trees (temporarily) in containers
I'm landscaping our 2+ acre property in NJ (6b). My plans are fairly ambitious, and I'd like to order and put in the ground several fruit trees this year. I feel like I'm in a bit of a rush because although it's possible my husband and I will live here for 20-30+ years, we're only guaranteed to live here for 7.
My question is, if I order bare-rooted trees via mail in, say, April, is it OK to plant them in containers and car for them until they go dormant in late fall, *then* plant them in the ground? Or would two major shocks (shipping by mail, then planting twice) in the short a period of time be harmful?
The idea is that there will be a lot going on in April/March, and it would be nice to have a bit more time to play with the precise location of trees/plants. It would also give me more time to amend the soil if needed, kill of some of my grass, etc.