Small Tree in Container
Create a small gardens with small trees in the containers. It can be very useful to grow small trees in the container as you can rearrange them around the garden to make changes on your overall design. You can use them to fill spaces where seasonal flowers have been. They are very practical and particularly useful for moving around the patio. Small trees do not grow as tall as other trees that you may plant in your yard. The cost to landscape them is less because there is less ground to plant. There is not much lawn to mow, flowers to fertilize, or weeds to pull.
Grow a Container Tree in Your Yard
Which Trees to Plant
An easy way to bring beauty to your garden or patio is choosing to plant a tree in a container. Trees may attract birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife, give you shade, and may be even food. There are several things to consider, when deciding what tree to plant in your container. The most important thing is the height of the tree. It should not aspire to a height of more than 20 feet. Your personal preference has an impact on choosing the trees. You can consult with a local garden center, or visit a website arbordaydotcom.
Evergreen trees can be good choices for containers. They provide consistent color and texture to your garden or yard all year round and there isn’t much to clean up after leaves drop in fall.
Here are some good evergreen container trees:
- Azalea Formosa
- Golden Globe Arborvitae
- Emerald Arborvitae
- Swane’s Golden
- Italian Cypress
- Tiny Tower
- Bristlecone Pine
- Yew Pine
- Umbrella Pine
Deciduous Container Trees
Deciduous trees often flower and bear fruit. Their foliage can be beautiful in fall.
Here are some great choices of deciduous container trees:
- Dwarf Russian Almond
- Apple Trees
- Red Buckeye
- Star Magnolia
- Oyama Magnolia
- Weeping Flowering Cherry
- Staghorn Sumac
Things to remember:
- Tree’s root system will be much smaller than what it would be in the ground, no matter how large a container is.
- Soil in a container tends to dry out and freeze quicker than ground soil. So consistent watering is a must.
- Some trees may need protection during a major freeze.