Posted: 18/11/2015 at 11:44
Topbird......an awful lot of work for a Staghorn? The roots will certainly escape a 2' pot. Just check anything that has been in a pot for a few years to comfirm that.
if the suckers were really that shallow there would not be an issue with these shrubs. They develop exfensive root system network and suckers emerge all over the place.
I think Sandyboy is well aware of the issues but, firstly he is still determined to plant one and, secondly he has a big garden where he feels the suckers will not be a problem.
Staghorn (as well as bamboo, those that are generally planted everywhere) is NOT suitable for gardens. Would be purchasers should be advised as to their invasive tendencies. My experience is every time I see one in a garden I see suckers too.
Why put it in a pot? Plant an acer instead....anything.