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Quinces and Eucalyptus in Pots - has anyone tried it?

mazdamazda Posts: 1

I'd love to grow quinces for making jelly and flavouring, but haven't room for another fruit tree - would they be OK in a pot/ survive the winters?  Ditto Eucalyptus,for flower arranging -  I grew it before but found it difficult to keep a nice shape from the speed it grew and amount I had to prune off.  Could it survive in a pot?  The aim with both plants would to be to stunt the growth a bit and keep them under quite close control - the quince for fruit and the Eucalyptus for the juvenile foliage.


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  • LiznessLizness Posts: 79

    Can you chop back eucalytus as you would do willow? Then you would get the fresh nice foliage? Seem to think you might be able to? Anyone?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966

    Yes Liz - cutting eucalyptus back keeps the shape and colour of the foliage. Many people don't like it because of that - it can grow a lot in one season - but I've had several eucalyptus and had no issue  with them. I grew them as a kind of hedge along a fence from my back door in a previous garden, mainly to give a bit of privacy to a neighbour as my house was higher, and it did the job well. I kept them clipped to about 4 feet.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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