Japanese Maple Trees
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Bringing a Japanese Maple Indoors

Zone 5 | Suzanny added on September 30, 2012 | Answered

My sister gave me a Japanese Maple that she had planted in her yard. I want to plant it in my yard, but I have to remove a stump first, and that will not be until the spring. Can I plant this tree (it's only about 3 feet tall) in a large pot and bring it indoors for the winter, and then plant outdoors in the fall?

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Nikki
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Answered on October 1, 2012

Yes, it is also advisable that you harden plants prior to bringing them indoors. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/using-pesticides-and-other-chemicals-on-your-houseplants.htm

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Nikki
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Answered on September 30, 2012
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Suzanny
Answered on October 1, 2012

The article was very helpful, though it didn't address my main concern. I know that some plants need to be "hardened" before putting them outside. Does the same hold true for bringing an outdoor, yard planted tree, inside and putting it in a pot. Once the spring comes, it will be re-planted into the ground. It's a beautiful tree, and I don't want to kill it, by doing something preventable.

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