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Advice for Trees in Containers with English Woodlands

We’re often asked what plants can be kept in containers. There’s any number of reasons that lead people to choose a potted plant instead of a tree planted in the ground. For those with small gardens or balconies a ground plant may be inconvenient. If you’re looking to just try out a plant location or intend on eventually moving house then the mobility of a potted plant becomes invaluable.

With this in mind, sometimes going with a potted plant is absolutely the right decision. We generally recommend a loam based compost, providing good soil structure, nutrients and weight to keep the pot from toppling. Unlike ground planted trees that can be staked during their initial growth, potted plants stand a real risk of toppling due to or wind. Regular watering is also essential, considering that they grow in a contained, sheltered space. However the benefits are quite tangible. They are free standing, and can be moved in and out of shelter as needed, as well as being easy to remove and transport. There are plenty of trees that are suitable for growing in pots, and these can be found on our website.

In this portion of our blog we’ll be outlining the different kinds of trees suitable for potted cultivation, with sections of advice and information to help you choose between them. We’ll group them into categories of utility and interest that are relevant to you, such as fruit, blossom, aesthetics and shade requirements

At English Woodlands we always want to ensure you find the type of plant that suits your needs, budget and environment. We’ll keep updating our blog as a comprehensive resource, but if there’s something you’re looking for and don’t see than always feel free to contact us with any queries you might have.

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