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Is it realistic to have a potted christmas tree indoors for the weeks surrounding the holiday and then plant that tree and expect it to survive? would the temperature and enviromental changes be too stressful?
 
                          
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it would not be very different from buying one at a nursery, just need to aclimitse it the same as any new plant
 
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i have done this often and well, you must be sure the tree you purchase is good for your area, and make sure it is watered well and only have it inside a few days and maybe one or two days after the holidays..and keep the lights on only when you must..use LED's.

i have successfully planted them outside and haven't had one die.

if you are interested..go to    www.proflowers.com  and go to the microphone and type in FOX  you can get the tree, decration and lights shipped to you for $25 or $29 plus s&H with the FOX code
 
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thank you brenda!

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it would not be very different from buying one at a nursery, just need to aclimitse it the same as any new plant



I was thinking it would be rather different. inside temps would certainly bring it out of dormancy at some point and I don't want to keep it inside till spring. a plant from a nursery would stay outside and not ever be exposed to the sudden dry heat of the house in winter after going dormant in the fall. I suppose it depends on your climate...
 
                          
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dormancy didn't even enter my head, stinking hot here xmas time sorry
 
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I've done this many time, but you do have to use some precautions, if you put lights on it, use led's to keep them cool, don't place near a heat source or the sun, only have it in the house for a few days before Christmas and move it outside immediately after the holidays even if you still leave a few decorations on it..and if you plan on it now..dig a hole before the ground freezes and put the soil for the backfill in a bag in your garage or barn, and then plant the tree the day after Christmas if the weather allows..cover the hole with a small tarp or board or bale of hay..water it well even if it is freezing..

I had great success with no losses at all until one was being dug up after our housefire the stupid guy running the equipment killed it ..dug too shallow..the jerk..it was a beautiful black hills spruce too.
 
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