Help with a potted Japanese Maple

robbieg22April 24, 2013

Hi guys Im new to this forum and I need a little help. I live Toronto and have overwintered a small japanese maple in a large pot. Its budding now and I was thinking of moving it into something larger. Ive read conflicting information some say move in early spring (now) or move after it has gone dormant. Dont know who to believem any suggestions

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ianna(Z5b)

Robbie, is this plant going to remain in the pot? or are you asking if this can be transplanted outdoors? Some Japanese maples are hardy and some are not.

By overwintering, did you mean you kept the plant indoors? or outdoors. If outdoors then it was dormant and is still just waking up. If indoors, it's been half asleep for all these times and hence not safe to move outdoors yet.

In anycase, an outdoor plant may be safely transplanted now. Dig the hole first before moving the plant into it. Also mulch it so if there's a sudden freeze because the weather has been unpredictable and mulching will help guard against that. No fertilzing yet.

The information you receive is correct. The plant goes dormant in late fall and so it's safe to move it into its new site without damage. No need to fertilizer. It won't even need water at that stage. In early spring, the plant is still dormant and it would still be safe to move it to its new location.

Does this answer your question?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 2:53PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Plant Nurseries in Canada disappearing?
I had bookmarked years ago something that lists all...
yugoslava
Wish there was a local plant coop plant/seed group near
What I mean is a group that could pool cash togther...
krystarz
Brampton Hardiness Zone
Hello all, Is anyone of you expert on Hardiness Zones. Could...
radovan
test
test
Nitefall
very good price for seedling heat mats
Home hardware has the 10" x 20" seedling...
dowlinggram
Sponsored Products
Neutral Shag Rug 8'6" x 11'6" - LIGHT BLUE
$1,899.00 | Horchow
Select Luxury E.C.O. All Natural Latex Medium Firm 10-inch King-size Hybrid Matt
Overstock.com
TropiShade 9-foot Navy Aluminum Bronze Lighted Market Umbrella
Overstock.com
Whitehaus WHNCMAP3321G Stainless Steel Sink Protection Grid for WHNCMAP3321
$129.00 | Blue Bath
Stretch Plush Sable Loveseat Slipcover
Overstock.com
Purple Small Toadstool
$17.99 | zulily
Washed Serapi Rug 8' x 10'
$4,199.00 | Horchow
Ivory Diamond Jacquard Blackout Grommet Panel - Set of Two
$29.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™