Fruit Trees – Container Specifications

30/20/2020

We grow a variety of container fruit trees in various sizes to suit the smaller and larger garden. All of the trees are grown for a full growing season before despatch to encourage deep rooting for stability and fast establishment after planting. Our fruit trees are measured in height from the top of the pots to the top of the trees, not measured by girth.

The below information will help you and guide you in the right direction to choose the best container fruit trees for your garden space. Click here for Ornamental Trees – Container Specifications.

These specifications are for guidance only, as nature offers variation between varieties and within each tree form.

12L Bush

12L Bush

A two year tree. Grown in the field to maiden stage followed by a final year as container grown. A minimum of 3 branches and summer pruned (according to variety). Forming an evenly balanced shape with a clear stem of 0.45m.

Minimum height: 1.10m.

12L Half Standard

12L Half Standard

A two year tree. Grown in the field to maiden stage followed by a final year as container grown. A minimum of 3 branches and summer pruned (according to variety). Forming an evenly balanced shape with a clear stem of 0.8m.

Minimum height: 1.5m.

12L Cordon

12L Traditional & Duo Cordons

Grown in the field as a 2 year tree followed by a final year as container grown. This growing cycle involves 4 – 6 pruning operations to develop short spur bearing branches from 0.4m upwards, with a dominant central leader.

Minimum height: 1.4m.

7L Fruit Container Tree

7L

This section contains many forms of the more specialist fruit trees such as Hazels, Filberts and smaller sized options of Medlars, Mulberries, Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots. In each case the balance and shape of the tree is proportionate to pot size and variety vigour and habit.

Terracotta Patio Tree

11.5L/8.5L Terracotta Patio

Shaped to produce a compact bush proportional to the pot, variety, vigour and habit, minimum 3 branches. Where possible, very dwarf rootstocks are used such as M27 (apple), Quince C (pear) and Gisela 5 (cherry).

Minimum height 1m.

10L Step Over

10L Step Over

(Apples and Pears only). Grown on very dwarf rootstocks M27 (apples) and Quince C (pears) with a single spur pruned tier. Horizontal supported cane framework and a single tier at 0.45m x 0.50m high x 0.9m wide.

12L Espalier and Fan Trained

12L Espalier and Fan Trained Fruit

Pre trained in the field or container for two year’s followed by a third year as a container grown complete with an ‘A’ frame cane support. Reasonably symmetrical in shape, fans will have a minimum 5 shoots, espalier a minimum of 2 tiers with a central leader.

Minimum height and width 1m x 1m.

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