You might prefer to plant a tree in a pot and save your fixed floor space. This can be done at any time of the year.
For many of us, who may not stay in our residence for more than a few years at a time, it means that the trees you plant can come with you to your new abode.
An Acer palmatum (Japanese maple) can offer just that.
Cultivar ‘Bloodgood’ has deep red-purple leaves and red fruits in summer and these beautifully winged samara fruits are ornate, like those on a sycamore tree.
Olive trees give an unusual Mediterranean twist to any outdoor space and young specimens are quite happy in a pot as long as they’re not exposed to temperatures below -10°C.
Pot up early in the year to allow time to establish before winter and use a loam-based compost and one-fifth horticultural grit for drainage.For quick growing trees, to get the most bang for your buck, blueberry trees are living proof that these typically tall trees can come in all shapes and sizes.
Not only are these trees brilliant in a pot on the patio, but some will produce fruits for you too. ‘Bluecrop’ cultivar is fast growing so it’ll reach ultimate height of two metres within a few years.