Trees For Pots

Whether you’ve got a courtyard, balcony, veranda or want a creative garden feature, sometimes what we really need is a stunning tree in an equally beautiful pot.

In this blog post we will show you our favourite trees to grow in pots with some inspiring photos to match.

Japanese maples:

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One of the most widely planted trees for pots, the compact size and slower growth rate of Japanese maples make them a great option for pots.

Balance the spreading form of weeping maples with a wide bowl for a harmonized effect. Upright forms suit almost any finish or shape of pot, making them an easy option to style.

For best results keep them out of the harshest sun and drying winds.

Citrus:

These lush evergreens will offer year round colour, have sweetly scented flowers and best of all delicious fruit!

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Citrus look and grow the best when given a nice big pot and lots of fertilizer. Grow in full sun for lush foliage and bumper production.

Cumquats, Tahitian limes, Meyer lemons and imperial mandarins are our favourite choices!


Camellias:

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These delightful small trees pack a colourful punch in the garden when everything else can be looking a little drab.

Best grown with regular moisture and fertilising with protection from the harshest sun.

Corymbia Baby Orange:

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This dwarf growing version of an iconic Australian Gum makes an unexpectedly brilliant specimen in large pots. The large gum leaves make an excellent backdrop for neon orange flowers in Spring/Summer which are followed by over sized gum nuts.

Grow in full sun for best results. Plant in an earthy pot to drive home their

Michelia White Caviar:

Photo by The Tree Shop

Photo by The Tree Shop

This larger growing Michelia will bring a lot of lush to a large pot. Even better in Spring/Summer they are covered head to toe with fragrant cream and pink flowers.

Grow in full sun to part shade with regular moisture and fertilizer. Looks quaint in an antique finish pots and sleek in monochrome.

Nepalese Blue Bamboo:

Japanese, tropical and modern gardens all look sleeker with the addition of this stunning bamboo. Powder blue culms and soft weeping foliage, like all bamboos it needs a strong pot to call home.

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Protect from the hottest sun and drying winds. Requires regular moisture. Looks good in pretty much any pot you put it in.

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Crepe Myrtles:

That’s right, Melbourne’s favourite trees can go in a pot! Opt for smaller growing varieties like Tonto or Zuni for an easy option for a sunny spot!

Trees with low branches are great for creating a screen and those with more of a trunk can be clipped to create a compact shape. Opt for pots in block colours to really set off the flowers in summer.

Olives:

Gardeners have been keeping Olive trees in pots forever, and there is a good reason why! These elegant trees thrive with added drainage of a pot and make a handsome specimen for a sunny location.

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Olives respond well to being prune so are easy to make work for your space. They look just as smart in traditional terracotta pots as sleek modern numbers.

Cercis Varieties:

That’s right, these dreamy plants can be an absolute winner in a large pot in a protected position!

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Set the bold foliage and flowers off against monochrome coloured pots for a modern and chic look. Make sure you keep the water up to them over summer to avoid scorch.

Wollemi Pine:

This prehistoric giant might seem like an odd choice for a pot specimen, but it’s slow growth rate allows you to enjoy their magic for years and years!

Keep out of the harshest sun and provide regular moisture for optimum results. The beautiful structure looks equally good in pots with an earthy finish as a sleek matte black container.

Whatever your space, we have a tree and pot combo to suit! We have a beautiful range of pots suitable for being home to a stunning feature tree. If you have a brilliant idea or don’t know where to start give us a call or drop us an email and we can help you find the right green solution for your garden!