Trees For Pots

Many of us have a patio garden or balcony garden on which to create a lovely green habitat, others may have a roof garden; any of these small gardens can be a perfect home for trees and shrubs in pots.

Kitchen garden in a pot

There is a huge choice of fruit for the kitchen garden, some of which are ideal trees for pots. Dwarf apples, pears and cherries can all be patio trees. Apples will require rootstock ‘M27’ or ‘M9’, Pears rootstock ‘Quince C’ and cherries ‘Gisela 5’ for more on rootstocks see ‘Fruit Tree Rootstocks Explained’. These fruit trees can also be grown in a trained form in a pot and then used as a divider or grown against a wall. These forms include espalier, step-over, fan, cordon and U cordon see the post ‘Ready Trained Trees Explained’ for more on trained fruit.

There are also plenty of fruit bushes suited to container growing such as figs, blueberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry, strawberry and redcurrant. These take up little room and can produce bumper crops of fruit. For soft fruit click here.

Ornamental trees for pots

If something solely aesthetically pleasing is your cup of tea then you have a great choice of some of the best trees for pots from Ornamental Tree Nurseries.

These are my top picks for trees for containers;

Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’

A lovely tree for a pot growing to just x in 20 years with tree boasts great big yellowish-green foliage and foxglove-like flowers. Read more…

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

A beautiful variety that can be grown as a bush or a single stem tree. The heart shaped, dark reddish-purple foliage turns vivid orange and yellow in the autumn. Read more…

Prunus ‘Snow Showers’

Attractive white flowers smother the weeping branches of this small tree that will grow to x meters in 20 years and is ideal for container growing. Read more…

Acer davidii ‘Serpentine’

The striated bark of this maple tree along with its vivid autumn colour make it a star for year round interest. It is usually available as a single stem tree or a multistem tree both of which are ideal patio trees. Read more…

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigata Aurea’

Attractive very small evergreen tree with golden yellow foliage. This compact tree is great for pot growing and provides year round interest whilst being tolerant of some neglect. Read more…

For more on ornamental trees click here

At Ornamental Tree Nurseries we have trees for sale all year round from potted to bare root available for collection or mail order trees.

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