Jane Magnolia in a Container

musebox(8b)November 8, 2013

I have a Jane Magnolia in a 3 gallon pot (just purchased) and it is about 3 feet high. I want to keep it in a container and have been reading up on the gritty mix and Al's mix, but I am not sure which one would be best for this tree. I have searched around for the ingredients for both mixes figuring I would go with the one I can locate all ingredients for. No such luck. I either can't locate all the items locally or they are too expensive considering they will be for just one (maybe two) container plants. The shipping alone on some items is just not worth it, in my opinion. I think I can try to gather up the ingredients for Al's mix if I use fir bark nuggets or Orchard Bark, which I can find locally.

I would appreciate any input regarding which of these two mixes would be the better choice and some tips on how to get started. I'm a bit of a newbie at planting and potting. Please no suggestions to plant the tree in ground, as I am determined to keep it in a pot for at least a couple of years as I work on my landscape. Thank you for any tips you can provide!

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
new container gardener
I have decided to plant in containers this year, I...
mary grether
Al's Gritty Mix -- A Learning Experinece
I came to this forum a few weeks ago in an attempt...
Jessicasgrowincitrus
Wicking more water retentive soils
I was wondering what the disadvantages are when using...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
"tapla" root pruning question
Hi Al, I bought another Brush Cherry, and wanted your...
halocline
Indoor vegetables and 5-1-1
I'm growing vegetables indoors in containers. Is the...
gardev
Sponsored Products
International Caravan Barcelona Resin Wicker/Aluminum Outdoor Dining Chairs (Set
Overstock.com
Caspari Curiosity of the Sea Guest Towels
$19.50 | FRONTGATE
Fima Frattini by Nameeks S5023/1 Control Valve - S5023/1BR
$203.92 | Hayneedle
Nook Sleep Systems | Pebble Lounger Seat
YLiving.com
Unique Blue Glass Countertop Soap Dispenser
TheBathOutlet
GG Collection Antique Silver Hammered Soap Dish
Classic Hostess
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™