#16 - Container Gardening with Japanese Maples
Matt and Tim discuss How to Grow Japanese Maples in Containers in this DIY Gardening Podcast. Learn how to plant your own container garden with Japanese maples. From selecting the right pot - to picking the best Japanese maple varieties for container growing, Matt and Tim discuss it all including Tips for Growing Japanese Maples in Containers.
Japanese maples have a non-invasive root system that makes them ideal for container growing and bonsai culture. This will allow you to bring the ornamental appeal of Japanese maple to your deck, patio, poolside and driveway expanding your garden. The concept of how big a Japanese maple will get in a container is similar to that of how big a goldfish will get inside a bowl. A Japanese maple will grow the size container it is put in. A small container will dwarf the size of the tree from the size the tree would naturally be in the landscape. Dwarf Japanese maples are often used in containers because they get fairly close to full-size in most containers. The best tip for container growing is a well-drained pot.