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Dwarf fruit trees in pots

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Red_ms starts with ...
I have always had an actual garden before now, so am pretty new to having to do everything in pots instead!

Was hoping to get some advice from you all about whether or not, in your experience, the shape of the pot matters /makes significant difference to health etc of the tree or large plant.

The large pots the taper inwards towards the bottom (so the base of pot has a smaller surface area than the opening) seems to me to be a really bad and illogical shape for a pot of that size. But as I said, am new to working in the actual earth! ☺️
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Julie says...
Have a look at bonsai bags. There is a whole article somewhere on the site. Just type in bonsai bags and it should come up.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Tapering pots may tend to tip over more ?? A flatter base may be more secure. Generally i try to use taller pots, and plant the roots into the top third.
Modern pot mixes are probably ok with tapering pots, re issues of drainage and water logging. As plants get bigger in the pots, these issues get less as the plant uses more water.
There are other large pots that do not taper, shrub tub style. There might be a slight advantage to some tapering with how water moves down the pot sides.
Apart from Artistic pots with extreme tapering, some slight tapering should be ok.
That said the large standard orange unglazed ceramic pots tend to tip a bit in the wind at times.
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Red_ms says...
Julie,

I have actually read it before. More than once. Unfortunately it wasn't very helpful as I do not have to luxury of having bags as my landlord has a ridiculously, extraordinarily, strict set of rules all around maintaining a particular visual.

Hence the trying to find information about pots and if tapering in is not good lime I suspect
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Julie says...
Red, you can put the bonsai bags inside a pot, if your landlord is concerned with aesthetics. Just a thought.
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