Container cultivated trees, modest in size, yet still tall
enough to look dramatic, can easily enhance an entryway, patio or balcony. Many potted trees stage seasonal drama when
they turn into blazing colors for Autumn, or flowering pink blossoms for
Spring. With proper care most trees in
garden containers will prosper.
One tip to remember is when selecting the pot to plant the
tree into make sure it’s large enough.
Any container will stunt a tree’s growth and limit the height it can
achieve. We recommend using a concrete
planter, glazed planter or high fired clay planter. Unless you plan on re-potting a terracotta
container is two fragile and is meant to break down over time. These types of garden planters would not be
suitable for the trees listed below.
PICCA – spruce:
A long time favorite for container gardening, these evergreens are perfect for
potting. Dwarf varieties are great choices.
A dwarf Alberta Spruce is covered in soft grayish green needles and
grows very slowly so it will fit the container for many years. You can pot these trees any time of year. Once of the things we love is that they stay
green all year. If you use a large
enough planter you can add colorful flowers around the base in Spring and
Summer to add color.
PINUS – pine:
Very similar to the spruce this group of trees has hundreds of choices. Bristlecone pine, Shore pine, Japanese Black
pine, and Mugho pine are just a few.
With proper care these potted trees can last up to 10 years or
more. You can also plant them any time
of year and even use them for living Christmas trees. Each on listed above require a larger or
extra large planter and we again recommend concrete, poly resin, glazed or high
Potting a tree is not hard. Just do you research on the
variety and what size of pot you will need and you will be blessed with a tree
that is forever green!