Tree for very large pot

I have just bought a very large pot 86cm in diameter and nearly as tall (50% fibre, 50% clay so frost proof).  Can you recommend a large tree that would survive well if kept in an open area of the garden, not too windy south/East facing.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 24,635

    Hi carmenandjohn. Large Japanese Acers are happy to grow in pots. You could grow a fruit tree or a columnar Yew such as Standishii.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,473

    What do you mean by large? 

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


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,725

    WAKE UP FG! PAY ATTENTION!

    86CMS DIAMETER AND HALF AS MUCH IN DEPTH.

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • The tree PF...the tree! image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,725

    OH, THE TREE.image

    I DO WISH THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE CLEARER. MR MUSCLE IS FOREVER SAYING THINGS LIKE   "HE GAVE IT TO THEM" AND GETS ALL HUFFY WHEN I ASK "WHO IS HE, WHAT IS IT WHO ARE THEY?"

    A LARGE TREE IS A LARGE TREE, I SUPPOSE.

    SEQUOIA?

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,473

    Sorry pansyface.....image

    I did mean the tree....image

    Some people would think a fifteen foot rowan was big, but they also might mean a Scot's pine at 100 feet....

    In the absence of the OP replying - one of the birches would be nice I think 

    or a rowan image

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


  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,914

    An olive tree if you are in the south?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • There's one of those people staying here at the moment PF. I patiently explain over and over that I can't see the pictures in her head!! It seems that they're all called Margaret too! image

  • An amelanchier would be lovely or a Eucryphia.

  • LantanaLantana Posts: 5,725

    IT'S OK, PF, I THOUGHT FG MEANT THE POT AS WELL.image QUITE TAKEN WITH THE IDEA OF A SEQUOIA IN A POT.....

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