Flowers of Persian silk tree, Albizia julibrissin. Photo: Getty Images.

Eight trees to grow in pots

Discover eight beautiful trees that will thrive in a pot or container.

There are plenty of trees that can be grown in pots and containers. The ideal types of tree to grow in pots are slow-growing or dwarf varieties.

When choosing your tree, search for varieties described as ‘dwarfing’ – a ‘vigorous’ tree will grow too quickly to be happy in a pot, while an ‘extremely dwarfing’ tree will be too weak to cope with growing in a pot.

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