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Bring baby maples indoors for the winter?

Posted by dac17 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 7, 08 at 11:03

I have dug up several baby Japanese Maples trees and placed them in pots. They are about 2-4 inches in height and have been doing well (I dug them up and potted them about 3 weeks ago and they seem to be doing fine). My question is weather I should bring them indoors for the winter or not. I am afraid that they will damage or die in the harsh Massachusetts winter. Please share your thoughts.


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RE: Bring baby maples indoors for the winter?

iF BRING INSIDE MUST KEEP SOIL DAMP NOT WET & COOL TEMPERATURE JUST ABOVE FREEZING LIGHT WOULD ALSO HELP.
oUTSIDE A COLD FRAME WOULD BE IDEAL OTHER WISE COVER POT WITH SOIL & PLACE STRAW ON TOP. AGAIN THE POTTING SOIL MUST BE KEPT DAMP ALL WINTER LONG


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RE: Bring baby maples indoors for the winter?

I have no idea where in the country you are located, but I put a little baby Japanese Maple Emperor I, in my basement in November, when it really started getting cold and windy, right in his pot and watered it about once a week all winter long.
In the spring, around May 1, I brought him out, and he leaved out for me and grew fine.
Get him use to the sun gradually though.
If you have a front porch with shade but bright light, it is great for the little tree when he is "waking up" from his winter sleep.
Good Luck!


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