from pot to in the ground
Last winter I thought my largest plumaria was outgrowing a 30" pot so I found a nice spot out front and planted it.
The leaves had dropped and in the spring, most everything was beginning to bud. (I have about 20 in containers)
But, the one I put in the ground was late developing and never got past the purple stage, and that's where is has stalled.
Of course the stalks became rubbery, and shriveled so I chopped it up and put it in the green bin, just the other day. The base, which was close to four inches in diameter had lost all the bark, at the base and the root system never really developed beyond the (imaginary) confines of the pot.
Sad because this was really one of my best, about five ft. tall with nice branching.
Okay, now I have another one that is just as nice that I want to plant and have the feeling that it was a mistake to transplant in the winter dormant period? Previously, I have always repotted in the middle of summer when everything is vigorous.
So, this tree is dropping leaves now, no more blooms and I wonder if I have waited too long as it is going into dormancy? Should I wait until the middle of next summer to put it in the ground, or was I just unlucky the last time? Thanks for any suggestions. BB