How To Plant Container Grown Trees and Shrubs

Spring and fall are the best seasons for planting container grown trees and shrubs in your yard. Plants grown in containers are generally available only during the growing seasons, but they benefit from time to get established before the weather becomes too hot or cold.

Container grown trees and shrubs do best if you take the time to plant them correctly, so a few extra minutes spent planting can result in carefree plants for years to come.

Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to plant container grown trees or shrubs in your yard.


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  • Patricia Mogan Says:
    August 28th, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I have a azalea small tree in pot can I plant outside & leave it outside during winter months so it will bloom again in spring plants flowers all gone

  • Aron Lewis Says:
    October 24th, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    we would like shrubs 3-5 ft tall and 2-3 feet wide anyone got any specific names? for low maintenance fall planting clay soil?

  • Aron Lewis Says:
    October 24th, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Was wondering if it is to late to plant shrubs in Denver Colorado, we are supposed to have a good 3 weeks left of 70 degree weather. If so what are good shrubs for a clay type soil in the fall?

  • Janet Wilkinson Says:
    September 5th, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I have just been given an Azalea. I have clay soil & a with a south facing garden. As I understand they like acid soil was wondering whether to grow it in a tub. So was looking for some advice!

    October 30th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Hi, looking for perfect unity planting tree for my daughter to plant at her wedding, possibly tree will live in a container for a couple of years and then be planted in the couples yard later. Tree is a symbol of longlasting love with proper nourishment for longetivity and will be memorable of beginning their life together. They will live in Atlanta Ga. for a while.
    Please help!

  • Julie Day Says:
    April 2nd, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Pat, in the demonstration photos, I am planting ‘Otto Luyken’ English laurels. They are gorgeous evergreen shrubs, one of my favorite choices for foundation plantings! In Step 1 there is an azalea (the lighter green shrub) to the left of the Otto Luykens. The photo in Step 9 features a blooming crape myrtle.

  • Pat Says:
    March 31st, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    The pictures are beautiful. Names of the shrubs would be great.

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How To Plant Container Grown Trees and Shrubs