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Transplanting Acer

Norfolk , United Kingdom Gb

I had a potted Japanese Acer that I transplanted to the ground about 6 weeks ago, I now regret doing this and want to know if I can transplant back to a pot without harming its root system.




this is beautiful, I too have one that I planted but should of kept potted fingers crossed we can, mind you mine was a good few months ago now maybe too late for mine

fingers crossed for you though

x x x

4 May, 2009


Yes lift it but put it in as big a pot as you can and water well. keep an eye on it even if it rains, the pot might stay on the dry side.

4 May, 2009


Personally I would not dig up now but wait until autumn. The acer has already sustained a shock in being removed from pot and planted in ground. To lift it 6 weeks later and repot is not going to encourage growth.

4 May, 2009


Why do you regret planting it out? They generally put on much more growth than in a pot and less chance of them drying out.

5 May, 2009


I agree with Celandine they tend to do much better in the ground rather than in pots.

5 May, 2009

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