I have decided to put a Chinese Elm in a round container (23" diameter, 8" deep) outdoors. I live in East Central Florida, hardiness zone 9b. It will be located in an area that gets bright light all day, and some low-angled light in the afternoons. It will be mostly covered by the eave of the house. I just got the tree today from California, and it looks good.
I have two questions: (1) Will the elm do okay in Central Florida? I have read where it says that it should, but you know you can't believe everything you read on the internet . (2) when it comes to placing it in the larger container, should I transplant it by taking it out of its small container, or can I just plant it with its container in the larger container? It would seem to me that it would be easier to take care of if I could just take it out if I needed to without hurting the roots, but I really don't know
I appreciate any help and suggestions you can provide!