Two new trees/too late for full repot & 1 year pot options
I got a smokin' deal on a Fireglow and a Corallinum through a landscape architect friend I work with.
Carallinum is about 3-foot and Fireglow is about 4-foot. As the pictures show both are ball and burlap. My information is they were dug out of the ground in the last couple of weeks.
The buds are definately late in the swell period or early in the leaf period.
Fireglow bud/early leaf
Is it for sure too late to do a bare root and get them into the gritty mix?
If so, at this point, should I put them in a plastic pot for this year or would it be better to put them in a clay pot?
The root balls will fit in a 3 gallon nursery pot, so will a 5-7 gallon nursery pot be okay?
I actually was thinking of buying a couple more 7.5 gallon cedar containers and putting the trees in them for this year and just washing the containers really well next spring when I put them in the gritty mix.
Is the difference between the 5:1:1 mix and the soil they're in (I'd describe it as a sandy loam) going to be too much to use the 5:1:1 mix around the ball for this year?
Recommendations for fill soils just for this year?