Quercus Agrifolia and Suber repot

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When is the best time to repot Quercus Agrifolia and Suber? I live in N.C zone 7b.
 
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I have had a couple of California oaks, can’t remember the names, they didn’t survive two winters.
Could be my horticulture skills or the wet cold winters.
 

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I have had a couple of California oaks, can’t remember the names, they didn’t survive two winters.
Could be my horticulture skills or the wet cold winters.
What zone do you live in?
 
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My oaks came from a good California grower, no fault with the grower, I believe just the climate or my horticulture skill.
 

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I'm in Rowan county zone 7b/8a. If temps drop below 30 I store the trees in an unheated shed. I haven't had any problems so far. Hopefully it stays that way.
 

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Did you go to the Winter Silhouette Show this year?
 

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In CA climate, any time during "winter" months (Nov - Feb) for Q. agrifolia. You want to do it when the tree is chillin' for the winter.

Not sure about suber.

Now, with the east coast winter... I have no idea. I would guess that it would be as soon you're past the last frost.
 

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Ok that makes sense. I appreciate your response. I just keep reading different stuff online. Thanks
 

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In CA climate, any time during "winter" months (Nov - Feb) for Q. agrifolia. You want to do it when the tree is chillin' for the winter.

Not sure about suber.

Now, with the east coast winter... I have no idea. I would guess that it would be as soon you're past the last frost.

Q suber seems to be one of the last species to get moving in the spring. So I leave it for the last of my repots.
 

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I just keep reading different stuff online.
Yeah me too. I am basically quoting a guy (Al Nelson) who has had a lot of success with Q. agrifolia.

However, I imagine there are other options that also work, especially in different climates. There are probably so many variables that it's really difficult to come up with solid rules.

I hope it survives and thrives!
 

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