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I need some help with figuring out what pot size I need for my plant. How do you figure, what is the formula for determining pot size to a specific plant.
Thanks Max
 

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There's all sorts of "rules." Depth of pot equals thickness of base, width is 2/3 spread of tree, etc. etc. etc.

MY rules are: If it looks good, DO IT!
 

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Yeah, there are a number of variables - including the stage of development, whether 'in training' (a deeper pot) or more 'finished or refined' (shallower). :confused:

Can you tell us something about your tree(s)?
 

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Yes, generally speaking the pot should be as deep as the base diameter of the trunk and as wide as around 2/3 the canopy spread. Some trees like deeper pots like quince and wisteria while others dont have any depth preference and in fact look best in a shallow pot (Maples,Elms, etc...).
 

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...And this is all based on the presumption that your tree is ready for a "final" pot. If your tree is still in development, you'll need a bigger, deeper pot then what might "fit the rules" to ensure healthy growth for future styling and refinement.
 

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I just bought it this month I need to build a training box for it, I'll start working on it next spring.
 

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Nice little pine!

If it's as big as you want, you can start styling pretty soon; if you want to grow it out for a few years, it needs a chance to run.

Either way, you want to let if grow rather vigorously for a while. Either a training box/pot or growing box, as has been said, is what you want next spring.
 

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