Ask a Question forum: Appropriate Tree for a Pot

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Nottingham, UK
Apr 19, 2019 2:38 PM CST

We've got a patioed spot in the corner of our garden which has large, boring brick walls on two sides and we're not in a position to grow climbers up them. We don't want to damage any foundations, so given the large space I'm thinking about placing some potted trees there?

Having a look online however all the potted suggestions are for non-native trees (I'm trying to keep the garden as native as possible as a good environment for the local fauna is important to us)

It's a very sunny spot and we could get any type of pot that would be most suitable.
Do you have any suggestions?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 19, 2019 4:05 PM CST
Here is a list of native trees and shrubs from the RHS. At the end are lists of small growing native trees and shrubs. Hope this helps.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Apr 19, 2019 5:29 PM CST
Our database entries for a few smaller growing trees from the link that Daisy provided:
Hedge Maple (Acer campestre)
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)
Common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
European Filbert (Corylus avellana)
English Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata)
Common Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
Sloe (Prunus spinosa)
Large Gray Willow (Salix cinerea)
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
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Nottingham, UK
Apr 20, 2019 5:42 AM CST
Perfect thank you!

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