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    wintering nursery stock question.

    Today I read that I either can plant my newly purchased nursery stock in a big pot and let them winter on my deck with my other trees OR I can put them in my unheated basement and let them stay there until march. IS THAT TRUE? I live in maine, the weather is below zero for a lot of time in winter. My basement would be about 40 degrees.

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    Deciduous trees are safe to put inside.

    Evergreens and conifers can be placed inside if they can be exposed to some amount of light (2 hours maybe).
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    I probably should have been a little more specific.
    The trees I'm asking about are and Azalea and a Hydrangea. Both trees are still in their nursery containers, as it is too late to put in pots.
    I have been in contact with a man that owns a bonsai/plant nursery and that was the advice he gave me.
    I think I'm just making this harder than it needs to be. If the trees are in my basement I feel like I would have more control through the winter.

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    These should be fine in the basement. As long as they don't dry out too much. They may still need some water, but it probably only be once a month.
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    You could put them in a larger pot without disturbing the roots and cover the top and sides if possible with mulch and keep them in a place that doesn't have too much wind. They should be fine outside over winter. Snow accumulating on the pot isn't a bad thing, it will slowly melt and give the tree water.

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