Can I grow an Emperor in a pot?
I bought a 4 inch stick of Japanese Maple Emperor last summer. By fall, it had many little leaves and was starting to grow pretty good.
It is in a glazed pot buried in the ground with mulch and leaves for protection for the winter.
My problem is, my back yard is full sun all day.
I can't plant it in the ground, because it can't take full sun all day.
Can I keep it in a pot for the next couple of years at least so that I can move it to the front of my house on the porch?
Mabey an arbor with a vine cover will provide some shade so that I can plant it in the yard? But it will outgrow the arbor eventually, right?
Is there a fast growing tree that I can plant to provide shade for it?
Appreciate any suggestions. I love Japanese Maples and I don't want to kill it.