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Does one need to protect containers in zone 9a

Posted by paulsiu 9a (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 22:29

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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RE: Does one need to protect containers in zone 9a

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


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RE: Does one need to protect containers in zone 9a

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


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RE: Does one need to protect containers in zone 9a

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


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