New Acer Care ?

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  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    Just bought a lovely red Acer at Asda. It is well potted in a 3 litre pot and is about 2 feet tall. Is it OK to plant out into the semi shady garden spot now , or is it better to pot up into a 10" pot and grow on for 12 months?

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    I'd plant it out now. Assuming the weather is reasonable.
     
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      Hi @HarryS ,

      I agree with @NigelJ , however, if the weather isn't ok then just keep it in its pot somewhere sheltered until about a months time. There's no point disturbing the root system twice.
       
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        Thanks Nigel and KFF,
        I'll keep it in a sheltered spot for a few weeks, chilly forecast over the weekend. Then plant it out. :blue thumb:
         
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