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How to grow trees in a pot

A large pot can be suitable for a variety of trees – we show you how to plant them.

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Many lovely trees will grow well in a large container, enabling you to add height and structure to the smallest of spaces.

The ideal types of tree to grow in pots are slow-growing or dwarf varieties. Fruit trees are often sold grafted on to a rootstock that controls how big they eventually grow. For growing in containers, look 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 in the confines of a pot.

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