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Growing a red maple inside house?

Posted by Nick.S none (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 21:53

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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RE: Growing a red maple inside house?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 13:38

Cold climate trees need outdoor seasons to function.

RE: Growing a red maple inside house?

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.

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