I have a Catalpa tree plant growing in a pot outside should I bring it

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into the house?

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  • Where do you live? How long has it been in the pot? Here are a couple links. They are great in ground trees in the right climate.


  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 22, 2017
    That depends on your location which was not given
  • Kor24924493 Kor24924493 on Sep 22, 2017
    No. Leave it outside. I have one in my back yard. It has grown to 30 ft. Nice tree for birds and shade in the hot summer.
    • MARGIE MARGIE on Sep 28, 2017
      Is the one you have still in a pot?? Mine is in the pot and is about 12" tall. It looks hardy but once it gets too cold here in CO I think I might bring it into the house and plant it in the ground in the spring. By the way, what State do you live at?
  • Ice8329808 Ice8329808 on Sep 24, 2017
    Catalpa trees are deciduous trees. They have fragrant white blossoms in spring that become long beans by fall. They are hardy and make glorious trees reaching 65' or more in height. Find an open space in your yard and plant it. If you want to keep it in a pot, you'll need to do research on pruning the growth and the roots to keep it happy. Untrimmed roots in a potted plant can kill the plant.
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    • Ice8329808 Ice8329808 on Sep 28, 2017
      Something else you can do, this late in the season, is dig a hole the size and depth of the pot and just overwinter it in its pot in the ground. I did this last year with a potted pine tree and with a potted bush. After you stick the pot in the hole, pack dirt around the pot to fill the hole in. Then it'll be ready to plant in the spring. It's what greenhouses do with their trees.
  • Les30028356 Les30028356 on Sep 24, 2017
    IS THERE ANY REASON WHY YOU CAN' PLANT IT OUTSIDE ? IF THERE IS THEN YOU SHOULD KEEP IT INSIDE IN A COOL OR COLD PLACE
    ( KEEP THE SOIL JUST BARELY MOIST SO THE TREE WON'T DRY OUT AND DIE, IT WILL SHED IT'S LEAVES THOUGH ) THEN RETURN IT OUTSIDE FOR THE WARMER WEATHER. IF PLANTED OUTSIDE IT WILL SURVIVE THE FREEZING WINTER ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW COLD IT GETS WHERE YOU LIVE. ( THEY MAKE SOME FINE SHADE TREES
    • MARGIE MARGIE on Sep 28, 2017
      Mine is in the pot and is about 12" tall. It looks hardy but once it gets too cold here in CO I think I might bring it into the house and plant it in the ground in the spring. By the way, what State do you live at?
  • Ice8329808 Ice8329808 on Sep 28, 2017
    I live in central Wisconsin. We lived in Scottsbluff, NE and they grew everywhere in our neighborhood. I eventually planted one too and it grew very quickly. Beautiful share tree all year long - even in winter with the 12-18" beans hanging from it.
  • Les30028356 Les30028356 on Sep 28, 2017
    I live in the state of misery I mean Missouri . It doesn't get as cold as it does in
    Colorado, but I've seen the temperature drop below -20 degrees. for this part of the country that's cold. Check with your local agriculture agent to find out if the tree will survive outside.
  • Kor24924493 Kor24924493 on Sep 28, 2017
    I live in Mass. It does get cold in winter ( down to 10 below) but it is a hardy tree and can take the cold. It is permanently in the ground. It is now shedding its seeds. They look like long this bananas. Good luck.