container size for pickering mango tree

GrassFlatsOctober 9, 2013

Hello All,

im new to the forum, just got a pickering mango tree shipped to me from Pine Island Nursery. I plan on stepping up the size of container from 3 gal to 7 gal to 15 gal. Can i then keep the tree in the 15 gal pot from then on or do i have to go bigger. Thanks for the help!

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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Congrats on your new mango tree...to answer your question whether you can keep your mango tree in a 15 gallon ( for a maximum pot size) will depend on how big you want you want your tree to reach eventually.

If you decide to keep it in a 15 gallon once the roots completely "fill" the pot you will have learn to trim the roots (many people) including myself is a little nervous doing that,lol...

My 7 year old Glenn is in a 45 gallon pot because I'm not a big fan of trimming roots...though I have done it ( had success and also had killed a tree or two)...its still not one of my favorite things to do :o)

BTW, I also 'pug' (trim/shape) my mango trees once a year...to keep it small and bushy...

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 2:33PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Hi Grassflats...I received your email and responded but I realized that I'm unable to send it to you because you did not choose the email response box on your Profile...this was on the bottom of the email you sent me...Please resend your email with your address, thanks!

Just wanted to let you know...

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