How to Grow Potted Fruit Trees
Over time, the potted fruit tree is going to become root-bound a period of time, just like any type of plant. So, for this reason, you are going to have to keep increasing the size of the container that you have the fruit tree in.
You will also need to consider the shape of the pot you are using for the fruit tree. Most plants will do well with any shape of a container, but a tree will be quite a bit taller, which means it could easily tip over. This can especially be a problem if the tree has a lot of fruit on it or if the wind is blowing pretty hard.
When considering a container, you will also need to keep the material that it is made of in mind. There are some great containers out there that are made of simple plastic and you can find them in any color and design. If you want it to look great, then you’ll be able to get creative with plastic pots.
However, an even better choice for your potted fruit tree is a terracotta pot or even a wood pot that is rot-resistant. Your fruit trees will need to get watered quite often and the wood or terracotta container will actually absorb the water and put it back into the soil as the soil gets dry, which is an advantage over plastic containers.
As we’ve already mentioned, it is important to water your fruit tree quite often. Some of the things that may contribute to water loss include the trees’ size, the amount of soil that is exposed, and the humidity in the air where you are. Having a layer of mulch for the tree can help keep water from evaporating as much.
If you don’t have much land available, then potted fruit trees may be your best choice. However, if you keep all of these considerations in mind, then you should have a tree that is an envy of all the neighbors on the block.