Re: Growing apple trees in a planter

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Posted by Mary Savitt on February 06, 2003 at 09:53:13:

In Reply to: Re: Growing apple trees in a planter posted by Tom C on February 01, 2003 at 18:25:58:

I live on Catalina Island. 26 mi off the coast of LA.
Winters are Highs to 70, Lows to 40. Is that what you
mean by "Hardiness Zone"? Told ya I was a gardening
dummy!
And I will check out the bonsai thing! Thanks for all
your feedback!
Mary

: : : 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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