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Clayton area- purple beauty berry bush

Posted by gardenswithcats NC (My Page) on
Thu, May 20, 10 at 16:08

I got a large 3 gal purple beauty berry bush for Mother's Day. However at that time we'd had no rain and the yard was looking like it does in July so I left it in the pot. With recent rains, should I attempt to plant it now, or would it be better to leave it in the pot until fall?

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RE: Clayton area- purple beauty berry bush

Plant it now.

The old rules of plant in the fall were mostly for way back when you usually bought bushes and trees while they were dormant (often b&b, roots wrapped in burlap). Nowadays you can buy most things growing in containers and actively growing. Container grown plants can be planted at any time you can dig in the soil.


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RE: Clayton area- purple beauty berry bush

Or, you can do it my way and leave it in the pot on the ground to plant itself,LOL. I have 4 purples and 2 whites growing happily in their pots where I placed them. They have not only survived but thrived both the wet winters and the two beastly summer droughts.


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