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By Markdtp

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Can you grow an Acer Platanoides Crimson successsfully in a container/pot ?



I have crimson king in a large pot. Am sure that it will be happy in it for 5 years or more. If you keep it pruned then I think you could keep it long term, if you allow the crown to develop then it will be top heavy and will fall over in strong wind.

20 Oct, 2012


Thanks Kildermorie - would you know what kind of compost if needs if I keep it in a pot?

20 Oct, 2012


I put in some gravel at the bottom of the pot for drainage, garden soil (clayish) and compost mixed up and then the tree. I bought mine bare root and it came on fine.

20 Oct, 2012

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