Will I hurt my Japanese maple if I repot it now?
I have a 5 ft Japanese maple in a pot that has become too small. It tips over in the wind and is getting rootbound. I have a smallish whiskey barrel to repot it in - approx. 3x the size of the current pot - but I am not sure if it is OK to do it now.
I can't put it in the ground because the only suitable location I have has many tree and rhodie roots and I can't dig a large enough hole. I don't want the tree to get too much bigger and I like to be able to move it out of the wind in the winter.
Thanks very much.