Posted: 07/05/2012 at 09:58
This probably does not help ypu, but I will tell you anyway, no-one is obliged to read it! We found a sprouted acorn one autumn, about 10 years ago, my partner insisted on keeping it. At first I put it in a border, then realised that this really was not a good idea, as it would become far too large and greedy for that site. It was dug up, about 2 years after planting, and potted in a HUGE pot. There it has remained since, growing well, but beause the roots are restrained, it will never become the huge woodloand oak it could have done. it is very lovely, has good strong growth and beautiful leaves. Each year we top dress it with new JI3, and clean the gravel around it before replacing it. So you can grow an oak in a pot, if you are crazy enough to want to do so, but in reality I would not suggest that!
Get your memorial tree planted in the autumn, it will then become the tree it should be, and will be then a wonderful and suitable growing memorial to your sadly missed friend.