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Does Keeping a Tree in a Small Pot Keep It From Growing Tall?

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Does Keeping a Tree in a Small Pot Keep It From Growing Tall?

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Containers restrict the spread of tree roots, which keeps trees smaller than they might ordinarily grow in the ground, so choose small species of trees for containers. Species such as dwarf conifers, camelias, Japanese maple and crepe myrtle adapt well as potted specimens.

Keywords: potted trees, container tree height, potted tree height

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."