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Jerry
Medium_weeping_tee Would like to grow a weeping Tee tree in a large pot to reduce size.

I would like to limit the size of the fully grown tree to about 3 to 4 meters. Would there be a problem with growing the tree in a large pot?

Submitted: 09:33AM, 16 Oct 2016
Answer: Hi Jerry,

Thank you for contacting us.

The tree in question is too large for it to be moved in to a pot. It would have a root system twice as deep as its height and spread out at least as wide as its canopy. Cutting the tree would help but once you cut the roots to fit them in to the pot would not guarantee that the tree will survive. What you may try is take a cutting and propagate it.

In order to propagate you can take a semi hardwood cutting with just a leaf or two and apply the cut end with Yates Clonex Purple Rooting Hormone Gel and stick it in Yates Premium Potting Mix. Place the cutting indoors and keep the potting mix moist at all times. You should see some root growth in about 8 to 12 weeks time, you can then transfer it in to the desired pot.

Hope this information is helpful, if you have further queries do let us know.

Kind regards,

Eric
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 01:37PM, 17 Oct 2016

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