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Root pruning and repotting

Posted by cajunj (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 12, 08 at 11:30

My Crimson Queen has been in a very large pot for some years now and has done very well, but I need to root prune and add soil as it is obviously root bound and the soil level is very low. I thought the disruption would be best in the fall, but I've read old posts and googled that indicated spring would be best. In northwest LA our winters are very mild and our springs can be very warm. When would be the best time for me to freshen up its home with the least trauma?


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RE: Root pruning and repotting

Cajun,

In an area with mild winter, fall pruning can be very effective. If your soil stays above around 40F for a while your roots should be making some growth. This will pay off in the spring.

Also use the online resources to learn about best practices for root pruning and soil mixes.

Post a pic of ytour tree?


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RE: Root pruning and repotting

I've just taught myself how to post a picture. Hopefully, this will work.Crimson Queen


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Great looking plant. Is that a recent photo? Looks like summer there.


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RE: Root pruning and repotting

Thanks for the compliment and yes, that picture was taken on Sunday, the day I posted it. Is it summer--my goodness summer never seems to end in this neck of the woods. I recently ordered a few small maples and am watching them, but they aren't doing as well as the large Crimson Queen. Of course we had some very windy days (Gustav and Ike blew through here recently) and made a horrible mess with blown down limbs, etc. I am so in love with these plants and know that I'm pushing my luck and pocket trying to have them in this climate.


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