Re: Growing apple trees in a planter

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Posted by Tom C on February 01, 2003 at 18:25:58:

In Reply to: Re: Growing apple trees in a planter posted by Newt on February 01, 2003 at 13:24:19:

: : Is it possible to grow
: : an apple tree in a planter?


: Hi Mary,

: I agree with Tom that your tree could be raised in a planter, but I do have some concerns as well. You don't say your hardiness zone, so I'm wondering if you plan on having it stay out for the winter. Also, this tree is going to get VERY large someday. That's probably why Tom suggested the bonsai thing.

: So, if you are planning on wintering this outside, what is your hardiness zone?
: Newt

Apples can be pretty hearty. Crab apples have been used for bonsai for at least the last 100 years.

A "planter" can mean most anything up to half a whiskey barrel which gets a bit big to turn or repot though your gardenweb reference used to have some block and tackle photos in the gallery that still make my back hurt just thinking of them.

The short is yes, its possible to do from a sized pot that'll fit in the palm of your hand up to big enough to be hurtful.

Tom C

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