Does one need to protect containers in zone 9a

paulsiu(5a)March 14, 2013

Zone 9a said the low temperature is 25 to 30 F. This mean despite being pretty warm, it may freeze on a few rare days a year. Does one need to take plants indoor? What if the plant is too bulky?

Paul

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Depends on the plant, the location/exposure, and the size of the container.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 11:04PM
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paulsiu(5a)

The plants will be sitting on a balcony facing Northeast. It's not particularly windy. I am thinking may be a 12 inch container. The plants have not been selected, but all of them should be container safe for zone 9, but frankly I don't know if this implies that you must have a particular container or that you insulate the container during winter.

Paul

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 11:42AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

In *most* cases, you'll be fine if the plants are hardy in zone 9. When you choose the plants, report back and we can look for any exceptions.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 4:50PM
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