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Growing trees in pots

stevensharpestevensharpe CardiffPosts: 2
hi I’m looking for a tree that will grow up to 4m max that can be grown in a large pot. I want to place them on my decking next to the fence to block view into our kitchen windows from a nosey neighbour. I don’t want it to spread that much and I’m not into conifer variants. Would appreciate any advice. Some thing colourful would be great too


  • B3B3 Posts: 18,771
    How big is the pot and what aspect?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • stevensharpestevensharpe CardiffPosts: 2
    Pots can be about 500mm max and its south west facing
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,771
    edited May 2019
    I was thinking of acers, but the sun might be a bit strong for them. Some people plant bamboo
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • A fig tree! 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,547
    At that height, I think long-term you need a container bigger than 500mm. Take a look at Ligustrum Japonicum, a tree privet. Semi evergreen and suitable for raised beds, so should do fine in a container.
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