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Compact Tree for a container?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Hopper1124, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Hopper1124

    Hopper1124 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 54

    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
  2. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    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)
  3. aclassic

    aclassic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    Jap Maple, Rose of Sharron
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Tree rose.
  5. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    chamecyparis obtusa nana gracilis!
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    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.
  7. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    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.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    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..
  9. Turftiger79

    Turftiger79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    They have some new dwarf varieties of Eastern Redbuds, and or Dogwoods.
  10. Turftiger79

    Turftiger79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    How big of a container are we talking about?

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