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Container Plum

Posted by saraheugene Oregon (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 12 at 19:06

Hi Folks,
I have an Italian plum tree that I planned to plant in the ground but I'm now doubting that I have enough sun. My yard is heavily populated buy oak and fir trees. I have plenty of sun on my deck though and am wondering if I could grow the plum (max height 10-12') in a container on the deck. I haven't been able to find much info. Will I just have to stay on top of the pruning?

Thanks so much,

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RE: Container Plum

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, May 10, 12 at 21:14

Pruning above and below the soil line should be a part of your long term plan. If you're to see your tree grow that large, you'll need to know how to maintain it in a container. Then, after gaining the ability to maintain trees in containers over the long term, you will have winnowed your worries to mostly how to prevent toppling of something so large.


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