What's your question? Ask

Q.Root Pruning When Growing In Containers

Zone North Carolina Zone 7B | Anonymous added on February 25, 2023 | Answered

I am growing one emerald green in a 20 gallon container. How tall and wide will it get after 7 years? Can their roots be pruned (not their branches)?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 27, 2023

Anytime you want to keep a plant in the same container you can root prune when it seems rootbound. Add fresh potting soil as much as you can, too. Those reach 12 to 15 feet in as many years, so they are growing about a foot a year. Here is more:


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert