deadlyart
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avacados

Hi there can anyone tell me please if avacados will grow in my climate i live in the uk, and i do have a polytunnel. cheers

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decam0
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Hi deadlyart
Are you aware that avocados grow on trees that have extensive root sytems, and can grow up to 20 feet tall?!!!
Delia

deadlyart
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decam0 wrote:Hi deadlyart
Are you aware that avocados grow on trees that have extensive root sytems, and can grow up to 20 feet tall?!!!
Delia
Well thanks for that delia I did not know they got that high

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People often grow these trees in pots which, restricts the root growth and therefore the height that the trees can attain.

However, if a tree naturally grows to such a height, keeping at a smaller size will have detrimental effects on the tree itself.

One option is to graft a branch from an existing tree onto some dwarf or semi-dwarf root-stock. Then you would be able to grow the tree in the ground without having to worry about it becoming to large.

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