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Potted Christmas Trees - maximum size?



  • @alfharris8 the perfect Christmas Tree to grow in a pot is Picea Conica. Eventually grows to 200-300cm tall and 300cm wide but is slow growing.
  • I thought a modest size Christmas Tree would be nice to have near the house at this time of year and I know some shrubs can be containerised quite successfully but wondered if a Christmas Tree may be too vigorous and out grow even a big pot quickly. 
    I would be quite happy to get just a few years out of one. I don't want to have to keep finding room in the garden and have a Christmas tree forest. 
    Many thanks all.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,303
    edited December 2022
    I think you'll be fine for a good few years @alfharris8 :)  

    Enjoy your tree when you get it, and keep the decs classy  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • You can perhaps look into bonsai techniques in the future as it's possible to keep trees to a very manageable size for decades. It's not always the easiest thing to do but by removing the main upward shoot (the leader) you can reduce the vigour. In bonsai you train a new leader so that you don't spoil the shape.
    Tip pruning is also a way to stop the tree outgrowing the space, making it bush out more than spread.
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