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Pot disintegrated. Root prune now?

Posted by lsoh 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 14:15

I have a small young mulberry tree in a container. It's maybe 4 foot tall. I need to move it for the winter. When I tugged on the container, the container pretty much disintegrated. I'll need to repot. Not on this tree yet, but our leaves our just begining to turn brown now. Should I root prune now or just attempt to stuff it all in another pot? (A larger pot is not an option.)


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RE: Pot disintegrated. Root prune now?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 18:37

I'd scoop up what you can, disturbing the roots as little as possible, over-winter in an unattached garage, and do the repot in the spring at the first hint of bud movement. Make a note of when that was & do the next repot 1-2 weeks earlier. Toss a little snow on the tree from time to time as insurance against the root mass drying out too much.


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