Answer: You can grow an avocado tree by planting a pit, or you can purchase a sapling. Either way, you can keep the plant in a container and pinch it back regularly to maintain its size - for a few years. But, an avocado tree has the potential to grow 40' tall at maturity and will eventually outgrow its container. You may decide after a few years to plant it in the ground - which will make the tree quite happy, and provide you with summer shade and tasty fruit.
Enjoy your new avocado tree!
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