Too late for re-pot?

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When is it too late for a re-pot? I bought a A. Palmatum yesterday and while there is a lot of room in the pot I was wanting to spread the roots out and put it in the ground. It appears that all the buds have broken, is that too late? I'm in NC zone 7 A/B if that makes much diffeence.
 

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If you are simply moving it from pot to ground and are not cutting roots, you can do it at any ime.
 

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Thanks Jim. I'm not cutting any, but I am wanting to spread them out. Right now it is in a big pot (2gal I think, maybe 3. I'm not sure of what the normal sizes are) but looks like it was somewhat recently moved into that one from quart sized pot. I think I wil err on the side of caution and leave it in the current pot as I am wanting to take two layers off it this summer, and I chopped some of it off just to get it in the car (forgot to mention that little nugget of information). I did get it from a big box store so who knows what has happened to it in the past couple of months.

I can get a picture or two if needed.
 
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It would be ok to plant it now, just don't break up the roots, waiting til the leaves harden then do the deed.
 
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