Posted: 27/03/2015 at 18:24
You can grow almost anything in a container, the size of the pot will restrict whatever you plant. Native tree's aren't usually grown this way, so some of the ornamental trees and shrubs would probably be a better bet. Just remember pots need to be as large as possible to give the roots room to grow and spread. You need to start small with the pots then graduate up as the tree or shrub grows. The potting medium needs to be soil based, so look or a John Innes No3 potting compost, available at garden centres. Personally I'd go for Acers for trees, slow growing, but very pretty. Fruit trees do well in containers, and the list of shrubs is endless. The other thing to remember is watering and feeding, which has to be done on a regular basis. Hope this helps.