planting trees in zone 7
I'm soon going to receive a Kwanzan Cherry tree from ArborSociety.com and I'm wondering how late in the fall is too late for planting the tree? I live in zone 7.
I must travel for 3 weeks in November and the society will mail the trees on/around November 10, which is right after I'll be leaving; seems somewhat late to wait for my return in very early December...
If December is too late for planting in the ground and I keep it in the container; how/where should I keep it in the winter months?
Thanks for any help you can provide!