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Location: Hayward, CA
Posted: Mar/30/2009 2:34 PM PST
I've scanned this forum a few times but have never posted. I'm new to the whole gardening/planting thing. I have started a raised garden bed with veggies. I recently purchased a loquat tree from my local nursery. It's currently in it's original 5 gallon container (I just bought it yesterday). I want to keep it a dwarf sized tree in a container since I have no other place to put it. The nursery informed me that keeping it as a dwarf in a container is possible.
My question is, what size container should I buy for it to keep it on the smaller side? Maybe 6' or a little taller. Hopefully it will still produce fruit. Also, what kind of soil/fertilizer/compost should I fill the container with?
When should I expect it to fruit? I'm assuming in a year or two. I've looked for information online but haven't been able to find anything useful.
Thank you for any information someone can throw my way.
Location: Miami, FL
Posted: Mar/30/2009 8:08 PM PST
According to the info in the California-based web site I posted a link for below, you should be able to keep it in a container. It says the tree usually grows to 10 ft. I would gradually repot the tree as it grows, eventually ending with a 15 gallon pott. I do not have many plants in containers nor do I have much experience with them, so I cannot offer any advice on what to fill them with. One thing is for sure, it should drain well.
Here is the web site: