Re-planting acer in a pot

Fiona O\’Leary asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, I have a beautiful 2 year old acer japonicum doing very well in my back garden. I am moving to a house with no garden – only a small patio – and I was wondering if it were at all possible to re-plant it in a very large pot?. I know the answer is probably no, but thought I’d ask anyway. Thank you!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Japanese maples move very well and can be grown in a pot for many years. Ideally, it should be moved when dormant, and it is just breaking buds now.

There is a risk involved but if it has to be moved now, there is a pretty good chance … with close attention to watering .. that it will survive as it is still a small plant. But do not saturate it constantly.