View Full Version : Is this a viable spot for a dwarf weeping Japanese maple?

04-22-2013, 11:57 AM
I have a brick planter box that's 5' x 4' but only 19" deep. I would like to plant a dwarf weeping japanese maple which would grow to only a few feet high.
The place gets only a few hours of sunlight a day and I'm concerned about the 19" depth.
Is it doable?

05-19-2013, 01:22 PM
I think so. Most small trees only root down 12 inches anyways. A larger concern will be water, since containers dry out fast, and japanese maples seem to respirate a lot in the heat. Make sure it stays watered. The other issue is winter hardiness, depending on your zone, anything in a container should be considered to be at least 1 zone cooler than what you have in the ground. So if you're zone 6, that plant is now in zone 5, etc.