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Apple tree advice needed

I have some questions regarding an apple 'scrumptious' tree (M26) that I need to keep in a pot. 
1. What size /type of pot would be best for it? I need something that won't blow over in wind. I have found a teak planter L45xB45xH90cm and wonder if that would be suitable.
2. Can anyone recommend a place that sells affordable large, outdoor pots? 
3. I also would like to prune off the lower right branch. Can I do that now in summer?


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,193
    @fidgetbones or @pansyface  posted details of some large black tubs suitable for small fruit trees a while back but I can’t find the thread. Hopefully whichever one of them it was will see this ...
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544
    edited June 2020
    I use these for my fruit trees.

    http://stewart-garden.co.uk/products/gun-metal/50cm/smithy-patio-tub/

    The cylindrical shape is stable and the plastic ensures less reliance on constant watering.  You may have to drill holes in the bottom of the pot, if they aren’t already punched out, I can’t remember.

    The large size, 66 litres, 50 cm diameter, is suitable for trees grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks.

    Any tree grafted onto larger rootstock will not do well in the long run.

    I wouldn’t remove the entire branch. Leave about a foot length. It’s never going to take over the tree in any case and by leaving a bit you encourage flower buds.
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  • Novice2020Novice2020 UKPosts: 34
    pansyface said:
    I use these for my fruit trees.

    http://stewart-garden.co.uk/products/gun-metal/50cm/smithy-patio-tub/

    The cylindrical shape is stable and the plastic ensures less reliance on constant watering.  You may have to drill holes in the bottom of the pot, if they aren’t already punched out, I can’t remember.

    The large size, 66 litres, 50 cm diameter, is suitable for trees grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks.

    Any tree grafted onto larger rootstock will not do well in the long run.

    I wouldn’t remove the entire branch. Leave about a foot length. It’s never going to take over the tree in any case and by leaving a bit you encourage flower buds.
    Thanks for your reply. 
    I was hoping to avoid using plastic. But I'll take a look at the site you have suggested. 
    How do I determine if the tree is grafted onto larger rootstock?
    Thanks also for the tip re: the branch. 
  • Novice2020Novice2020 UKPosts: 34
    pansyface said:
    I use these for my fruit trees.

    http://stewart-garden.co.uk/products/gun-metal/50cm/smithy-patio-tub/

    The cylindrical shape is stable and the plastic ensures less reliance on constant watering.  You may have to drill holes in the bottom of the pot, if they aren’t already punched out, I can’t remember.

    The large size, 66 litres, 50 cm diameter, is suitable for trees grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks.

    Any tree grafted onto larger rootstock will not do well in the long run.

    I wouldn’t remove the entire branch. Leave about a foot length. It’s never going to take over the tree in any case and by leaving a bit you encourage flower buds.
    Thanks for your reply. 
    I was hoping to avoid using plastic. But I'll take a look at the site you have suggested. 
    How do I determine if the tree is grafted onto larger rootstock?
    Thanks also for the tip re: the branch. 
    Ignore my question re: rootstock I looked up M26 and understand now. 
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