with spring just around the corner, is it to late to repot my junipers? most are in nursery pots and i want to get them in training pots. they do have visible buds growing already, is that an indication that its to late or am i still able to repot?
Good luck, that is entirely too late in the growing season for my trees.Hoping to have a pot commissioned for my shimpaku juniper.
Being extra careful with timing, I’m waiting till May or more zone specific
2 months after the foliage is beginning to put on new growth and frosts are done.
After the height of Summer is very well too.
You know what...you got me thinking Brian...Good luck, that is entirely too late in the growing season for my trees.
Has anyone ever suggested waiting until after the summer solstice to repot conifers?You know what...you got me thinking Brian...
I went back to the thread where I repotted my formal procumbens cascade last year for the timeline.
Reason for my timeline is the tree survived sluggishly. I lost the entire year because I repotted too early.
I coulda sworn, and I have said, that I repotted it in April when the growing tips were making their 1st push
after hibernation. It was MID-MARCH! and buds were moving.
So all year I've been against potting my junipers in April wanting to push it out
another month, albeit we're probably a month behind much of Alabama for Spring push normally...
I must recant and withdraw my May statement. Not only have we had a warmer Winter than usual
most of the Eastern half of the US is expecting normal to slightly above normal Springtime temperatures this year.
I'm still of the opinion for my neck of the woods, that I need to hold off longer than last year after the growing tips begin to move.
Oh yes, and I thought of you when I posted my timeframe in post 6.Has anyone ever suggested waiting until after the summer solstice to repot conifers?
No blow before they grow, I know. When your traveling plans are geared for Autumn though...
Today looks like as good a day as any!Out of all the species that we use for Bonsai , junipers have the largest window for repotting. Ideally, you can do it when the growing tips have greened up, but you can do it later in the spring, as well. I’ve repotted earlier, too, without issue. Here in N GA, any time in February through April will work, though I prefer March.