want to grow small tree on hot apt balcony

maltbyApril 16, 2011

In Seattle facing west gets hot in summer...

1. will Al's mix work for this

2. what kind of tree? I thought about styrax or quince

3. how to keep the roots from getting to hot?

thanks...

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Are you adverse to a pine or juniper? Bougainvillea would love it, and bloom its head off for you - but needs a sunny indoor spot for the winter. Plumeria/Datura/brugs - not really trees, but tree-form plants with great blooms - indoors in winter.

Shade the pot or employ the pot-in-pot technique with outer pot being white and filling between the pots with a porous material (peastone/perlite .....) that you can wet each morning to take advantage of evaporative cooling. You could also use both (shading AND pot-in-pot), in case you can't or forget to wet the filler between the pots.

Al

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