Perfect Potted Trees
If you live in an apartment, condo, penthouse or tiny home and the thought of having large potted trees seems impossible then think again! A tree in a garden pot is a great way to add color, life, and beauty to patio or porch areas where there are no trees around. Maybe you want a bit of privacy or protection, then trees in flowerpots are the solution.
You may think that a tree is a garden planter needs a lot of space to grow. Well not necessarily! Many come in pygmy sizes or can adjust its growth based on the size of pot that you choose to plant it in. When it comes to selecting a garden container the one thing all trees need is good drainage. If you find an outdoor pot that doesn’t have a drain hole then one can be drilled.
Garden containers come in so many different varieties that it will be a tough choice to make. For health reason clay or terracotta is always the best and safest because it breathes and is healthiest for any trees root system. But if you need a pop of color, try a colorful hand glazed planter. They are colorful, high shine and large enough to hold a tree.
Other options for tree containers could be Talavera which is ethic and bold bright colors, concrete when you don’t want to have to re-pot in a few years and need durability or if weight is an issue then you must go with Poly Resin. This is a lightweight product that comes in 32 colors and huge sizes that are easy to move and relocate.
Some varieties of trees that pot up well are Dwarf Fig, Olive, Japanese Maple or Bay Trees. We love dwarf conifers that are trimmed into topiary and stay green all season long without dropping leaves or fruit. Go to your local nursery or garden center and talk with the staff. Better yet browse the potted tree section and look at the different varieties and find the one that fits your fancy. Read the tree tag and give it a go if it seems like a good fit.
The main thing to remember is that it IS possible to have potted trees around your home, patio, balcony or yard and it IS easy to do. Have fun enjoy the process and your planted tree container will give you many years of enjoyment.