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Can I grow a Ficus Nitida in a large pot

Posted by smtnguy01 Phoenix (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 11, 09 at 14:51

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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RE: Can I grow a Ficus Nitida in a large pot

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.

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