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Name: Cindy
Elsinboro, NJ (Zone 7a)
Mar 22, 2017 1:55 PM CST
Hello! I am new to container gardening and need some advice. I would like to create a garden area using container plants. I have been able to find some awesome ideas but need some help with tree's.
I live in zone 7a and would like to have some dwarf or small trees as a back drop. Any suggestions on types of tree's that would best grown in big pots? They would need to tolerate Full Sun to some late afternoon shade in summer.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 22, 2017 2:44 PM CST
True Dwarfs.
Personally. I would go with fruit trees, that would grow in your area. Or berries on a trellis.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Mar 22, 2017 3:43 PM CST
Are you prepared to bring the plants indoors for the winter months? or do you have a heated greenhouse?
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Name: woofie
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Mar 22, 2017 4:02 PM CST
You could try a lilac. I grew one in a large container for several years in zone 5. Finally had to give it a spot in the ground, but did well in the container (half a 55 gallon drum) for quite a long time.
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