Can I grow a Ficus Nitida in a large pot

smtnguy01September 11, 2009

I wanted to purchase a large Ficus tree (about 15+ feet tall). I noticed at the nursery these are doing pretty well in a relatively small pot. The place I would like the tree is on top of flagstone near our pool so in-ground planting is not an option. Could I buy one of those giant pots you see that are 3 feet high and wide, and plant the tree in the pot? Would it do OK in there or bust out eventually?

Thanks for your input?

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It would bust out rather quickly. They have large root systems.

Ficus benjamina (the common house plant "ficus") does well in pots for a long time. Move it under an overhang for the winter frosts.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2009 at 10:36AM
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