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Cherry Tree In A Pot

A few months ago my neighbor gave me a cherry tree she didn't want , she was going to bin it so i took it off her. I don't really want to plant it in the garden in case it gets too big so i was wandering can they be grown in pots. Its about 7ft tall and is in a Terracotta  43cm x 37cm crock pot.

 

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  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Yes you can keep it in pot but you will have to protect the pot from frost and next spring put it in a larger one about twice as bigimage
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,074

    Chris Beardshaw has been promoting an old method of growing fruit trees in pots in such a way that they get regular top and root pruning which, perversely, keeps them healthy and increases fruiting power.   This week he showed a wonderful crop of fruit on a peach tree grown this way.

    Have a look at the Beechgrove website.  It should be explained in the fact sheets available to download from each programme in the series.

     

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Cheers, never seen Beechgrove tv series, i'll have a look.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,074

    It's wonderfully informative.  You can probably get it o BBC i-player for this last episode.  BBC2 Scotland repeated on BBC 2 UK on Sunday mornings.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Cheers

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