Will my fir tree survive? ?
We bought it last Christmas and put it outside in January. This summer it had grown and now it looks like it is dying? It is in the original pot and only been watered in the summer time and the great British weather has done the rest.
- champerLv 71 month ago
If it's been in the pot all along it's probably root bound and short on food. When we had a "real" one I'd plant it in the ground after Christmas so it could live naturally and dig it up to go in a barrel indoors for the season, complete with its soil, then it went out again. They're tough trees but do best with having room to spread their roots, see daylight and get nutrients and water from the soil.
- dewcoonsLv 71 month ago
If it is still in the pot, and has been for a year. it is probably not getting a nutrients from the soil any more. You need to either report into something larger or plant the poor thing so it has a chance to survive.
- BenLv 51 month ago
It seems only to be the new growth which is browning. Have you had a sharp frost recently? Fir trees in general are completely frost hardy, but tender new growth like that could still be harmed by sub-zero temperatures.
It mostly seems fine, though. It's just prune off the brown bits and continue as you have been. Don't allow it to dry out fully (although don't give it too much water, either. Only water in dry spells).
It could do with a larger pot, really, but this is the wrong time to repot it. Wait until the spring.