Shrub Planting: In Container

1. Pick a Pot with Drainage

Choose a container two sizes larger than the size pot the plant was currently in to give it room to grow. Select a pot with drainage or drill holes in the base to allow water to flow out.

2. Add Potting Soil​​

Place multiple scoops of potting soil into your container.

3. Add Shrub to Container​

Remove the shrub from its container. Use your hands to gently loosen the roots at the bottom of the plant. Place in your container, ensuring that the base of the plant is straight.

4. Fill in Soil around Plant​

Add soil around plant, leaving only 1½ inches at the top of the container.

5. Place in an Appropriate Spot​

Depending on the light requirement found on your plant’s tag, choose a spot that will receive the appropriate amount of sun each day.

6. Water Your Shrub​

Water your shrub thoroughly around the base of the plant, allowing it to soak in. Repeat as necessary. Plants in containers tend to dry out more easily than plants in-ground, so be sure to check your plant frequently. You’ll want to keep it moist, not allowing it to dry out.