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Ideas for large trees in pots

slucasluca Posts: 3
I live in the Peak District with a south facing garden. I’m looking for a 2-3 metre tree height in a large pot to sit on the patio. Can anyone recommend a suitable tree? Ideally, something other than an acer, I have plenty in the garden and would like a different tree. 
Look forward to your suggestions. 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    the tree isn't the problem: the problem is finding a pot suitable for a 3m tall tree.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,006
    A tree in a pot on a south facing terrace will need watering every 5 minutes as the sun and wind will soon dry it out, even in a big pot.

    The RHS offers this advice - If you have the space for 2 pots you could try a pair of apples on dwarfing rootstock so they cross pollinate each other and that would give you blossom, fruit and foliage interest.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Arthur1Arthur1 Posts: 542
    I grow Acers in half barrels. They get huge but I have a drip irrigation system which I could not manage without.
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