I live in Long Island, NY facing north. I just potted 3 Japanese maples about 2-3 inches tall. Should I take them inside in the winter months? Which direction [window] would I keep them in? Or how would I care for them outside? Please advise. Thank you, Joan
Japanese Maple Saplings
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Most Japanese maples can only go down to zone 5. Some are hardy to 4. This being the case, I would advise to be on the safe side, and bring the trees in on the coldest nights of winter. At least til they are a few years old.
Here is some more information on the care of the tree: https://www.google.com/search?q=japanese+maple+hardiness&oq=japanese+maple+hardiness&aqs=chrome.0.0l4.5915j0j7&client=ubuntu&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8