What should I do with potted Kentucky Coffee tree as winter approaches?
Hello! I am wondering about a Kentucky Coffee tree that my 8 year old daughter planted during a class activity at the Arboretum during a school field trip there this spring. It is doing really well! We replanted it in a 10″ pot and it is 12″-14″ high now with many branches. : ) My question is what to do with it over this coming winter? Can I leave it in the pot? Should I bury the pot? Do I have to plant it in the ground? It seems too small and delicate yet for that. Please help!
Hennepin County Minnesota
Plant it in the ground in its permanent location now or sink the pot in the ground in a sheltered location until spring. In either case, spread some mulch over the root zone and keep it well watered until the ground freezes.