Dwarf Fruit Trees & Shrubs
Fruit trees and fruiting shrubs suitable for container planters, including cold-hardy varieties and indoor ornamental citrus.
Container gardeners (and fruit lovers) rejoice! You don't need a big yard to grow delicious apples, plums or pears. With the right fruit, the right pot, the right compost and the right care, you can create your own little fruit orchard right on your balcony or terrace. - or if you have lots of black walnut trees in your yard!
This little citrus tree was given to me by one of my nurseries to "test drive" through the winter. I planted it up with some 'Citrus' Violas and placed it at one of my client's homes in a sunny, exposed area. *fingers crossed* Let's hope it truly is hardy to Zone 6 (we're in Zone 7B here in Georgia). We'll continue to feed it some of @Authentic Haven Natural Brew through the winter.
Hybrid between mandarin orange & kumquat, bears fragrant white blossoms in late winter or spring. Wonderfully fragrant flowers develop into showy 1-inch-diameter orange fruits on a shrubby plant with glossy green foliage. Fruits can remain on plant for many weeks. Harvest fruits after they ripen, use like lemons or kumquats or make into marmalade. Name: x Citrofortunella microcarpa; Growing Conditions: Bright-intense light; 65-80 degrees F.; 55-65 degrees in winter; keep soil evenly moist.
Branches laden with fruit - for floral arrangements! Bringing Nature Home - Photographed and written by the incredibly talented Ngoc Minh Ngo, Bringing Nature Home is a 200+ page glossy ode to the beauty of seasonal flowers, branches and vines. The floral work inside Bringing Nature Home was done by Brooklyn’s Nicolette Owen. #fruittrees #citrus
Loquat and other citrus trees: use an organic insecticidal soap or neem oil to manage pests, especially if moved indoors for winter. Water about 1/2 gallon per week, depending upon the time of year and exposure of your containers. Pruning three times a year (April, June, September) will increase branch structure, boost fruit production, and create a nice looking tree.
If there is a possibility that a citrus tree will be transplanted into the landscape or into a larger container - don't choose a pot like this one, which has a narrow opening. Your may need to smash the pot first in order to get the plant out.
Container grown lemon tree: if there is a possibility that the plant may need to be transplanted, don't choose a pot with a narrow opening like this one. Once the tree matures, it will be almost impossible to get the tree out of the container, without smashing the pot first.