Can I plant a vine in a container if I feed them extra nutrients?

I want to plant a hummingbird vine in a 24" container and feed them like a hydroponic plant to keep roots from getting root bound.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 21, 2018
    what vine are you referring to a annual vine?how big is the root ball
    • Duhmode Duhmode on May 22, 2018
      Thank you for your help. It's perennial,dies back in the winter and can grow 15-35 ' in 3 years,but i'll cut it back at 8-10' due to high winds. It's called a water wise hummingbird vine {Campsis radicans). I don't know what size the root ball is. I'm on solid rock so all my planting has to be in containers.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 21, 2018
    Yes, but it will eventually grow to big and need to be re-potted.
  • MGMN MGMN on May 22, 2018
    Again, what vine are you referring to. It depends on wheather it's annual or perennial.
    • Duhmode Duhmode on May 22, 2018
      Thanks for responding. It's called a Water wise hummingbird vine (campsis radicans). Perennial but they lose all their foliage during winter. Can grow 15-35' in 3 years,bit I'll stop it a 8-10' due to high winds. Due to very rocky soil and gophers, all my plants are in containers,but I've never grown a vine before....Thanks,duhmode
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2018
    rule of thumb twice the size of the root ball width and depth
  • MGMN MGMN on May 23, 2018
    You may want to consider another vine for hummingbirds. The vine you are referring to has a very dense & large root system and probably would not do well in a pot, it can also become invasive due to the seeds. Another option would be Cardinal Climber, I've grown it in pots and it does very well. The hummingbirds flock to it, as it has little red flowers that attract them. Good luck.
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