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Miniature Cordon Fruit Trees


I am thinking of getting 3 miniature cordon fruit trees (2 apples and 1 pair, all self fertile) to plant vertically in some space I have at the back of my flower bed.

The plan is to have them as single vertical cordons, planted around 2 foot from tree to tree. the reason behind planting this close is both space saving and the further slightly restrict vigour.

I have 2 questions. The first being is this plan sensible. And secondly is it ok to plant fruit trees at this time of the year?


  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener Posts: 1,220
    I've had a very similar setup to what you're planning for several years and it's very successful. Mine were bare root so planted in the winter but I should think you could plant container grown ones now.
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267
    I grow fruit trees on an allotment, they have heaps of room to grow.
    A friend grows dwarf apple trees in pots in her yard which gets little light and produces a reasonable crop which is ever so tasty.
    Providing you feed and water it sounds a good plan for your circumstances. If they are pot grown you can plant them now.
    Good luck and happy growing...😀
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