I have some pomegranates in 1 gallon pots that might be a little rootbound and since they’ve been in pots all their lives the roots might be running in circles, etc. I’m going to plant half of these in the ground this year and half into 5-gallon fabric pots. It is the same root situation for a few figs I have (bigger pots) that I was going to put in the ground.
I was thinking that I might plant all of these a bit lower since they root so easily and are on their own roots. That way, if there are any girdling roots or other issues in the existing root mass the trunks will root out and hopefully give a nice fresh start above all that. Andy maybe, like when I plant tomatoes with a lot of stem underground, this will give them a bigger better roots system in the long run.
I wasn’t going to totally bury them, but maybe have them about 3 inches lower than they are in their pots. For the ones going into the ground they’ll be going into mounted areas, so some of the existing roots will still be above the surrounding area.
Does anyone think this might cause problems?