nguyenvince
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Weeping Cherry Tree - planting in a large container

Hello,

I absolutely have NO ground area to plant these lovely weeping cherry trees and watch it grow 25' tall.

With that in mind, would it be possible to plant one of these trees in a large container and have it survive? Has anyone done this before successfully?

Thanks for the response.

Dom Nizza
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Re: Weeping Cherry Tree - planting in a large container

nguyenvince wrote:Hello,

I absolutely have NO ground area to plant these lovely weeping cherry trees and watch it grow 25' tall.

With that in mind, would it be possible to plant one of these trees in a large container and have it survive? Has anyone done this before successfully?

Thanks for the response.
Just a quick suggestion... Go to the Bonsai forum section and perhaps those experts on container growing trees can help... and what might be possible with reasonable care.
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Dom Nizza
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Re: Weeping Cherry Tree - planting in a large container

Just a quick suggestion... Go to the Bonsai forum section and perhaps those experts on container growing trees can help... and what might be possible with reasonable care.[/quote]
I went through my collection of photos and large container experience. Maybe this will help a little more. I planted a multi-variety dwarf fruit tree in a container as large as this one.

This one about five feet in Diameter... Mine was made from lumber and built it myself. It lasted about 8 years.. had plenty of apples ( 5 kind) but the competition with the squirrels was too much.

But quite certain a Weeping Cherry would do nicely in a container that big. Oh yes. build it at the area you want.... it's not going be moved that easily again. :lol: .. :lol:

PS.. The one displayed is made of concrete and sells for about $400! Something to think about. Have fun. .

majeresmom
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Hello

As long as you have the right size container in the correct location you can grow just about any plant. Keep in mind that you might want to build the container where you plan to place your plant. It is also a good idea to remove about 1/2 the soil in the pot yearly and replace with new nutritious soil. Check with your local nursery specialist for recommendations on soil and fertilizer. I found some of these articles helpful in regards to container gardening.

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