young maple in pot

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  1. seed2ash

    seed2ash Member

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    Hello,
    This is my first post. Until now I have greatly enjoyed reading the threads of this forum. I am new to raising trees and plants but have very quickly become very addicted. My questions may seem dumb, but please humor me. About a year ago I dug up a sugar maple from my parents backyard. Its in a 3.5 pot. Its still only about 4 inches tall. This summer it had 3 leaves, which have by now browned and fallen. I know that maples are fairly slow growing, but it has only grown about a of an inch since Ive had it. It has a small bit of green growth at the top which is turning a bit brown now that we have had a few frosts. Is this growth too slow? Should I be worried? Is there anything I should do during the winter? I have it outside. Would it do better or worse indoors?
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  2. alex66

    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Sedd welcome!!if you cut a litte the branch are green? indoor? in the room like garage covered but not with hot temperature ,for you is possible send one pics of Sugar maple?
    ciao alex
     
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    there is a little bit of new green growth at the top. no i have it outside should i bring it in?
     
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    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I'm thinking it would welcome a larger pot. Otherwise, you're effectively bonsai-ing it.
     
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    yeah, that's what i originally had in mind- even though sugar maple dont make great bonsai material. i really just don't want to kill it. should i bring it inside for the winter? since my last post i buried the pot in the ground to help regulate the temp somewhat. should i just bring it in, or bring it in to a place where it will be cold but not too cold like the garage? If i put it in the garage it will not get a lot of light. is that a problem? thanks.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I would think that what you have done would be adequate with some mulching to protect from frost
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    yes if in garage not received ligth ,use mulching or mature fertilize of cow for covered the roots,the branch not have a problem with frost
     

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