Re: Hibiscus Tree overgrowing pot
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Posted by Newt on May 04, 2003 at 00:01:59:
In Reply to: Hibiscus Tree overgrowing pot posted by Teresa on April 30, 2003 at 15:19:44:
: I have a 4 year old Hibuscus Tree and it is outgrowing the barrel that it is planted in (it's 7 feet tall now). Do you have any idea what else I could plant it in and still be able to move it outdoors in the Spring and indoors in the fall? I can see it's roots at the top of the soil and I would hate for anything to happen to this beauty. (I'm in the Chicagoland area, so planting outside seems to be out of the question).
: Thanks - Teresa
You could root prune the tree so you could keep it in the same barrel. This especially works well if you've pruned the top growth as well. Take a look at this site, especially 'Shrubs in Tubs'.
If you don't have the courage to do it, you should be able to find a reputable nursery that would do it for a fee.
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