Bill - if you are transplanting the Richard Krukonis to a container, I would suggest to put it in a 7 gallon container at least. More to keep the roots warm in the winter than for root expansion. I have noticed that 3 gallon containers can cool down completely during cold fronts - really putting a hurting on the plant. Plants may defoliate from cold but can be replaced in the spring as long as the roots remain in good condition. One of the reasons I am pushing to get my root bound 3's in the ground. Roots are more happy (as in warm) in the ground.
It's really great to see that this plant is not lost. There are very few of this around and it would be a huge lost to loose it all together. Bill, it looks extreamly nice, and hope it grows into a big bush over the years for you. It's one of those "Holy Grail" plants.
thanks guys really good to see you at the show , yes jeff tortoise is common but one of my favs thanks and only supporting the locals . and thanks to mr Shelton for adding to my collection , picked up don q on the way home from the ramble . also great to see marie and getting some confermations yes I don't know how to type or spell