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9thwonder

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2yr old chinese elms
« on: July 04, 2010, 06:20 AM »
i recently purchased three 2yr old Chinese elms  that were shipped  in very small containers. There are many roots coming out of the bottom of the container and  i don't want them to dry out, so i was wondering if i should plant them in 6in containers for now or just leave them in the little small containers until re potting season... here is a picture of what the trees look like... its been getting pretty hot lately and i don't want them to dry out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/3-Chinese-Elm-TREES-bonsai-starters-2-yr-olds-NICE-/290449127665?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a01df8f1
 

Jerry Norbury

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Re: 2yr old chinese elms
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 01:39 PM »
You can replant Chinese elms whenever you like - you do not need to wait till spring.

Keep them out of the sun for a couple of weeks after you've done it.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: 2yr old chinese elms
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 01:43 PM »
if you are concerned, then slip-pot them into larger pots; or, plant them container and all into larger containers.

Funny.  One of the trees in the photos in the auction you linked is mine.  I wonder where my royalty check is....
 

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Re: 2yr old chinese elms
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 02:06 PM »
I recognise one of Thomas J's elms too...
 

majohnson

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Re: 2yr old chinese elms
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 08:54 PM »
I just purchased the same trees, let me know how things turn out. I had planned on doing a forest incorporating some of my other elms.