[NAFEX] Winter and trees in pots

Amanda Emily amanda at wa-geek.net
Sat Nov 17 15:27:37 EST 2007

I have a couple apples in half oak barrels at top end of the driveway
on M26 and Bud9 (mainly to keep people from driving onto the lawn). It
can hit -25F here in Colville at night in the middle of winter and
they come back just fine in the spring after being frozen solid for a
month or two. I don't cover them or offer any protection asides from
having a few holes drilled in the sides of the barrels on the shady
side to allow water to drain out in the early spring.

Apples are a heck of a lot more hardy than people give them credit for.

Now my potted citrus and figs get brought into the heated basement for
the winter :-)

Amanda Emily
Colville, WA (z/5b)

On Nov 17, 2007 11:57 AM, Randall Burd <burdrs at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a variety of trees in large pots (e.g, apples on M27). I live in zone
> 6 (New Jersey). In past years, I have brought my trees in the garage to
> prevent freezing. It's a hassle and the cars don't like the intruders.
> Do I really need to bring the trees inside?
> Thanks.
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