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Potted plants and fertilizer

Surely a plant in a small pot should be able to grow to a large size if it is supplied with enough nutrients and water? I know that there are other limiting factors but how large do you thing an oak tree could grow in a 6 inch pot? And what can be the problems with giving a plant too much fertilizer? Thank you, Merry Christmas!


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Hi Charlie it will eventually become pot bound and stop growing, I don't know how big an oak tree would grow but not very big.A plant will only take nutrients that it needs so you would be wasting money trying to give more. Merry Christmasimage
  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    Hi Charlie, is this the oak you needed advise on,a few weeks a go?.

    If it is one member in particular give you good no nonsense advice about what to do.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,120

    Think bonsai!

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,120


    An oak in a small pot!


    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Thank you! Bonsai is going to be very addictive


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