Wintering A Red Maple - Zone 7

JohnFranklin

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I searched the existing posts without luck....So I am hoping for some advice. I have two red maples which I started from seed two years ago. In wintering them, I can't remember exactly what I did last year, I think I put them on the back deck under the roof overhang and left them. There is not a lot of sun on the back deck. Currently they are in the front of the house which gets more sun and I've noticed the soil in the pots gets pretty dry so I've been watering them, question is "Should I water them?" Also, should I give them any fertilizer for the winter? Any input will be appreciated, I would hate to lose the trees due to my ineptness. Thanks........
 

Dav4

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I searched the existing posts without luck....So I am hoping for some advice. I have two red maples which I started from seed two years ago. In wintering them, I can't remember exactly what I did last year, I think I put them on the back deck under the roof overhang and left them. There is not a lot of sun on the back deck. Currently they are in the front of the house which gets more sun and I've noticed the soil in the pots gets pretty dry so I've been watering them, question is "Should I water them?" Also, should I give them any fertilizer for the winter? Any input will be appreciated, I would hate to lose the trees due to my ineptness. Thanks........
The growing season is over for you, so no more ferts until next spring. Being in the sun isn't where I'd want a potted tree to overwinter in MD. Personally, I'd move them to the back, under the deck, mulch the pots with wood chips, then water as needed, which won't be a lot.
 

JudyB

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I wouldn't think in zone 7 you'd need a lot of protection, but keep out of sun and wind. Couldn't hurt to mulch em in though. Better safe than sorry... Do keep watering them when they get dry, if you get any snow, the snowmelt should take care of that for you once winter actually gets here.
 

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