View Full Version : Compact Tree for a container?

04-27-2005, 11:33 AM
I am looking for a compact tree for a patio that will be placed in a large container since they have no real dirt area on their patio. They would like a flowering type or showey type tree but compact. This is Ohio so does anyone have any thoughts?

Thank in advance

04-27-2005, 11:43 AM
Acer palmatum, Acer japonicum, Acer shirasawanum "Aureum", Malus (dwarf apple), Wisteria ( trained as a tree), Arbutus unedo, Brugmansia, Eriobotryia deflexa, Punica granatum( dwarf forms), and Lagerstroemia indica( there are several dwarf varieties)

04-27-2005, 11:55 AM
Jap Maple, Rose of Sharron

04-27-2005, 12:06 PM
Tree rose.

04-27-2005, 08:20 PM
chamecyparis obtusa nana gracilis!

04-27-2005, 11:29 PM
Garth forget Wisteria tree.. this is for a container my boy,ever seen wisteria roots??Not a good container tree.If it is in a fairly protected area(from wind and harsh sun)I would also recommend a Japanese Maple -Acer.Also there are several very nice weeping trees that flower and stay small.Ornamental weeping cherry,figs and others I like a small weeping tree in containers.

04-28-2005, 12:44 AM
I made a bonsai out of a wisteria a few years ago and it was phenomenal. Bound it with copper wire and my instructor entered it in the Los Angeles County Fair where it took several awards. It takes alot of work but they really turn out cool.

04-28-2005, 12:34 PM
Really,I used to show my gamebirds there every year. Got a pic?would love to see your Bonzi.Never have seen a Bonzi wisteria..

04-29-2005, 01:38 AM
They have some new dwarf varieties of Eastern Redbuds, and or Dogwoods.

04-29-2005, 01:39 AM
How big of a container are we talking about?