430-023 (HORT-119P)

Authors as Published

Bonnie Appleton, Extension Specialist; Reed Jeavons, Graduate Student, Hampton Roads AREC; Roger Harris, Kathy Sevebeck, Dawn Alleman, Lynnette Swanson; Editorial Contributors, Virginia Tech Dept. of Horticulture, Virginia Tech; College of Natural Resources, Norfolk VCE, Chesapeake VCE; Reviewed by David Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech 

Cover, Trees for Problem Landscape Sites — Trees for Landscape Containers and Planters

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Planting trees in aboveground containers and planters is becoming a common practice on sites that are not suited for inground planting. Containers differ from raised planters in that they are usually smaller in volume and moveable, whereas planters are generally larger, and often built as part of the permanent hardscape (paving, etc.). The greatest challenge in selecting trees for containers and planters is in choosing trees that can survive temperature extremes, and that can establish roots in a limited volume of substrate (potting soil). Consider several factors when selecting containers and trees including environmental influences, container and planter design, substrate type, and tree characteristics.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

April 9, 2015