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Old 10-24-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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I live in a very-cold climate. Is too late to plant? Our first frost is usually around November 1 through 10th. I have this very-beautiful flower tree in a pot, and wanted to plant it. Does the frost date of November 1 through 10th, means that I can plant before November 1, and after November 10th.

Should I leave the tree in the pot, give it some protection, and plant it next year?

My zone is 7. Thank you,
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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I live in a very-cold climate. Is too late to plant? Our first frost is usually around November 1 through 10th. I have this very-beautiful flower tree in a pot, and wanted to plant it. Does the frost date of November 1 through 10th, means that I can plant before November 1, and after November 10th.

Should I leave the tree in the pot, give it some protection, and plant it next year?

My zone is 7. Thank you,
What is the planting zone for the 'flower tree'? if it's not suitable for your zone, you should probably not put it in the ground.

I'm in zone 6b (not at all "very-cold") and there are still leaves on the trees so it should be safe for you to plant.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Zone 7 is not very cold. Zones 1-3 are very cold.

No one can answer your question, because no one knows what your 'flower tree' is.

If you don't know what it is, the safest thing is to keep it in a pot inside.

Try posting a photo, maybe someone here will recognize it.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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I would wait nate.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:35 PM
 
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Zone 7 is not very cold. Zones 1-3 are very cold.

No one can answer your question, because no one knows what your 'flower tree' is.

If you don't know what it is, the safest thing is to keep it in a pot inside.

Try posting a photo, maybe someone here will recognize it.

It is a beautiful Pink Crape Myrtle, good for zones 3 on to 11. The winters here are down to 10 degrees Farenheit, a few nights per winter.

I am afraid that it may not root, and I will lose it.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:30 AM
 
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Is the tree dormant now? I'm not sure if trees grown inside go dormant.

I'm in zone 4 and just planted a bunch of bare root plants that had gone dormant. The nursery recommended a fall planting and season under the snow as good for those plants. I don't know about trees, though.

If I were you I'd just call a nursery in your area and ask them. Most nursery people are pretty nice about giving advice.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Crape Myrtles can be planted anytime in zone 7, but for best results, fall planting (now) is recommended.

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Old 10-25-2017, 09:49 AM
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you can plant it, but give it plenty of water right up until the soil freezes
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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Is the tree dormant now? I'm not sure if trees grown inside go dormant.

I'm in zone 4 and just planted a bunch of bare root plants that had gone dormant. The nursery recommended a fall planting and season under the snow as good for those plants. I don't know about trees, though.

If I were you I'd just call a nursery in your area and ask them. Most nursery people are pretty nice about giving advice.


I grow many perennials on containers outside........and that is the way this tree has grown, since I planted it in a pot in May....
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Right now is an ideal time for planting a crape myrtle, or any other shrub or tree that will grow in Zone 7. The soil will actually stay fairly warm until later in November and possibly into December, which will allow the root system to develop and provide the tree or shrub with nutrition over the winter. Make sure you water well and apply some compost, and mulch it too (but don't create a mulch "volcano"), and you should be just fine.
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