Where can I buy a potted pine tree in London, 2 metres tall without the pot?

Where can I buy a potted pine tree in London, 2 metres tall without the pot?
My budget is up to £100. I am googling it but I cannot find it or it is too expensive. I am surprised because I think a pine tree is not anything special thing...
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,145
    What kind of pine?   Is it for a Christmas tree or a specimen in the garden?    There are many and various pines available - the RHS lists over 1000 https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Search-Results?context=b%253D0%2526hf%253D10%2526l%253Den%2526q%253Dpinus%2526s%253Ddesc%252528plant_merged%252529%2526sl%253Dplants&s=asc(plant_botanical_sort)&query=pinus&form-mode=true - and some are very special and rare and will be expensive whilst others are more easily grown and found and will cost less.  
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,203
    IMHO you'll not find a pine tree of that size for anywhere near £100.
    A 2m tall pine tree will be pushing 5-10 years old depending on variety
    Devon.
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,965
    £60 for 1.2m? It will grow....
    Or £190 for 2.5-3m... https://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/pinus-sylvestris-p944#!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,302
    Wait till Christmas Eve then go round all the garden centres
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  • okeroker Posts: 22
    edited 13 November
    What kind? I am not any expert about pines. Just the normal standard green pine with long needles.
    It will be a Christmas tree and then in about 2 years I am going to put it from the pot into a garden after I find a property. So, I should get it now, before Christmas.


    Probably Pinus nigra.

    This picture:
    http://www.stromkyvanocni.cz/vanocni-stromky
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,965
    Why do you want a pine?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,145
    Even Xmas trees come in different shapes and forms these days - Norway spruce is a traditional Xmas tree but known for dropping its needles.  Nordmann have become popular in recent years because they hang on to their needles but, to be honest, any potted Xmas tree you buy now will most likely have been hacked out of teh ground with a bit of root and bunged in a pot and is unlikely to survive beyond Xmas.

    Have a look at this article for advice on varieties and then check with proper nurseries in your area for a real, potted tree and not just garden cnetres that will have the "hack and bung" types in pots - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/how-to-grow/what-is-the-best-real-christmas-tree/ 
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  • okeroker Posts: 22
    edited 13 November
    WillDB said:
    Why do you want a pine?
    I like this.
    See this picture (find there: Pinus nigra):
    http://www.stromkyvanocni.cz/vanocni-stromky
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 499
    The RHS is your friend @oker it gives you some nursery details...just don't think it's particularly useful in a domestic garden. Many much nicer conifers to plant that give more interest and don't become 12m high. 

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/13107/i-Pinus-nigra-i/Details 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,551
    If you want to keep and grow your Christmas tree you really need one that has been pot-grown all its life like these https://www.scottishchristmastrees.co.uk/product-category/pot-grown-christmas-trees/ ... not one that has been dug up and put in a pot for Christmas. The latter will have damaged roots and will struggle to recover. 

    Don’t take your tree into the house until a very few days before Christmas (we kept ours outside until 23 December and make sure it’s outside again by Twelfth Night/Epiphany/6th January or the foliage will become dehydrated and won’t recover. 

    You may be able to find a truly potgrown tree at a good nursery or garden centre ... try lifting the tree by the base of the stem ... if it comes out of the pot easily and the soil falls away from the roots it is not really pot grown.  Otherwise I would try a reputable online supplier ... but it won’t be cheap. 

    Good luck 👍 🎄 


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