Japanese Maple Question
I am brand new to Japanese maples and have some questions. Sorry if some of these are obvious or redundant.
1. Can japanese maples (and magnolias, ginkgoes etc) be purchased now, potted and kept inside, and then planted outside after the frost date?
2. Is the Emperor 1 the best choice for a dark red JM for zone 5b? I am planning on planting a pair of trees next to a 6' fence. This fence would be just to the north of them giving them some protection from cold north winds.
3. What would be the best choice of JM for my zone that turns bright orange in fall? This tree will be planted near a burr oak and red oak..
4. What is the difference between a grafted JM and one being sold in a gallon pot? If the same nursery is selling the same variety as grafted and then in gallon pots, what are the difference/ advantages of each?
Thanks in advance!