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American elm in a pot/container

Me 1 (zone 7b NY)
3 months ago

Hi all, could an American elm survive in a pot on a condo balcony/patio? I noticed this little tree started growing in my azalea container. The plant identification app told me it’s an American elm, which are big trees. Is there anything I can do with this one? I’ll try to move it to its own pot when its leaves fall but what are its prospects? When will it become unmanageable? Should I just throw it away now and not bother or it could be useful for an urban patio in a container? Thank you!

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