Requesting planting advice for Acer ginnala (amur maple)
Hello. I've not posted on this particular GW forum before but just know you will have good advice for me! :-D
Today I stumbled upon a nice deal on some 12" Amur Maples in a local discount store. They are in 4x4" cartons (about 10" deep). Don't know if they are grown from seeds or are rooted cuttings - all the text is in Spanish! Anyway, they are packed 2 to a carton and I bought 5 cartons.
In my NE Ohio zone 5, I should be able to plant them right into the ground now? Or should I put them into 2-gal pots and let them get more roots (because they sure don't have many at this point).
Also, when I do plant or pot them, should I put 1 to a planting, or should I put 2 so I can get more stems.
I've wanted amur maples for many years, but could never afford them before and this seems like a perfect opportunity to create a large shady area in a relatively short time. (That is assuming, like most maples, these will grow quickly).
I appreciate any advice and help. Thanks very much! :-D