There are a lot of reasons to grow trees in containers. For urban gardens and those with little outside space, potted trees can make the surroundings feel cooler. A potted tree can make a terrace or patio feel like a garden, or they can make striking focal points when placed on either side of an entryway. After choosing the trees you like, you will need to choose containers with special considerations. Also, your trees will grow better if you mix organic compost with the soil.
Any citrus fruit – tangerines, oranges, kumquats, limes, lemons – can be grown in large containers. Citrus trees make beautiful accents in any garden bed, herb garden, or patio. They can stand up to summer heat or winter cold.
More popularly known by their common names like cypress, fir, juniper, and pine, these make good container plants. Conifers offer year-round beauty anywhere it is placed, especially on patios and terraces. Make sure the container is well-draining. You can also plant slower-growing varieties like Monterey Cypress that will add a lot of beauty to any garden.
This tree makes for a lovely container plant and their delicate foliage seems to shimmer in any season. Choose a generous container for Japanese maples and move them to spots that receive full sun during colder months and shady areas during hotter months. Keep the soil and compost in the container consistently moist.
This native of the Mediterranean makes great container trees and will make you feel like you have a Spanish, French, or Italian garden. Olives are shallow rooting and can live in a container for many years if given proper care. Plant the trees in well-draining soil in a sunny location. During the winter, keep the soil moist.
This laurel tree makes for a tidy accent tree that can grow in any large container. Make sure to keep clipping the outer six inches of the branches to maintain the form of the tree. This will also encourage the tree to stay small, bushy, and full. Place the tree where it can receive full sun or partial shade, and always water consistently.
Fig trees are Mediterranean natives. They bear tasty fruits, their branches are attractive all year round, and the large lobed trees offer good shade. Figs can grow well in containers so long as they get plenty of sun and consistent water. The trees will make a mess on the ground, but that’s part of growing trees in containers.
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