Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' - grow in container?

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  1. gabgarden

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    I've just purchased a 1 Gal. plant and wonder if it will do well grown as a container plant. If so, what size container should I start with? What size container ultimately?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Grown in containers commercially. Size of pot determined by size of individual specimen. Move to next size up that seems appropriate. With nursery stock in general there is a tendency in production operations to move from a one gallon to a five gallon, but some intermediate sizes are still produced.
     
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    OK, thanks.
     
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    To get it to specimen size, I would suggest a 4x4x4 foot planter.
     
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    Thanks Debra, that's exactly what I wanted to know - it will fit perfectly in the spot I have in mind. Any idea how long it will take to reach specimen size?
    Thanks.
     
  6. Debra Dunaway

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    Gabriola Island? I would say no more than 2-3 years. These grasses attain spec size very quickly. Good Luck and nice choice for a container!
     
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    Great! Thanks again Debra.
     

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