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mjkjrobinson

I grew a curly willow in a pot for fast least 10yrs., when we bought our house 14yrs. ago I planted it in our front yard. It"s huge! But what I really want to say is it took off right away! I love it! And I tried lemons but I had it in to small of a pot! I"ll try again with a bigger pot! Your article was very helpful!

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Cora

The suggestion to put a Southern Magnolia in a pot made me laugh. Mine is huge, beautiful, but overtops the 2 story house. I don't have enough sun for figs evidently. They survived the N Oklahoma winter but the dappled shade is not to their liking. I might pot them up and bring them in the house this winter and reconsider what to do with them. I grew up in Texas and love Palo Verdes. I have privets outdoors and love them. Many gardeners dissmiss them but I find them to be hardy, graceful and evergreen here. The animals love them. I have a small house and would not generally know what to do with a tree inside. Christmas tree is an issue in fact. I've compromised with a tabletop tree in a window. But I love seeing these ideas and if I lived in a warmer climate I'd have a lemon or an olive in a beautiful pot for certain.

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cynthiaseattle

Seattle resident here. Our first potted tree was a Hydrangea. We didn't think it survived the first winter, despite moving it to a protected spot next to the house. It rarely gets below freezing here in the winter. But it did come back, but not robustly. The following year we moved it into the garage in front of a window. Now year three and it is thriving and quite a bit bigger. Similar experience with a gorgeous bougainvillea last year. We babied it over the winter but it looked gone. Amazingly once a sunny spring was underway it slowly came back to life and now appears to be ready to bloom again next month. One thing I noticed was that both potted trees did a lot better once I started adding Miracle Grow to the watering can a few times per month.

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