Growing a red maple inside house?

Nick.SJuly 24, 2013

Hello, I'm planning to raise a red maple tree for beekeeping in the future. Since I'm planning on planting when it's a seed opposed to buying a sapling I was wondering if I'd be able to grow it inside my house in a container of sorts. The reason why I want to keep it inside is to protect it while it's vulnerable and give it a head start and then put it in a larger container when it gets a bit bigger. Has anyone done this before? Would I need to use some kind of growth light while it's inside? What kind of soil would I need? What other things would I need? Would moving it outside after keeping it outside for a while be a bad thing?

Also, how fast is the growth rate for red maples? Will I be able to keep it inside for long?

I'm also planning on doing this with a Black Locust tree, so any comments appreciated!

Thanks and sorry for the amount of questions!

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Cold climate trees need outdoor seasons to function.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 1:38PM
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Agreed, your red maple will be much happier outside. It needs all that natural light, humidity, and yes, cold. Most maples that are deprived of their dormant period will die within a year or two.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 3:57PM
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