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Q.What Pot Size To Choose For 2-3’ Dry Root Nut Trees

Zone Sugar land, tx 77498 | Anonymous added on February 10, 2024 | Answered

I’m planning to use smart pot reusable fabric planters for 30ea 2-3’ dry root trees please and ordered 1 gal pots. Should I start smaller and transplant after a year of growth or plant directly into the 1 gal pots? I’d so what size to start? Thanks in advance

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Answered on February 11, 2024

It's important not to use containers that are much larger than the rootball because the extra moisture held in the potting soil can cause root rot. But for trees, the 1 gallon pots should be fine. You don't want the pots too small or they will tip over as the tree grows. Just make sure the soil is very well draining. You can add perlite to the mix if needed.


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