patio tree fertilization -advice

gw409(6)September 16, 2012


in new york south region

we have a patio with a red maple planted in a large 3' dia. pot. unfortunately the patio area gets very limited sun during the day. although the tree survives it does not flourish due to the limited sun. any tips on fertilization to help it be the best it can be given it's less than ideal environment? on the same patio, planted the same way we also have a butterfly maple and a steuardia.

any advice is appreciated


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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

If you're up for putting a little effort into trying to get the most out of your tree, I'll offer you some reading material that should get you on the right track. If you DO decide to read them, read them in the order given. The first link will be directed primarily at houseplant growers, but almost all of it is applicable to what you have going on.

A basic overview

About soils and how water behaves in soils (very important)

Maintaining trees in containers for the long haul

If you have any questions after you're done, I can probably answer them.


    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 4:29AM
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