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Where do people like Walter find the big shallow oval pots they use for their big trees? I have 2 large maples that I need pots but it seems like I can find a 20 inch plus pot that’s not 5-6 inches deep.

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Where do people like Walter find the big shallow oval pots they use for their big trees? I have 2 large maples that I need pots but it seems like I can find a 20 inch plus pot that’s not 5-6 inches deep.

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Are you in the country or state? I would try and get one in person. Shipping would be spendy

but commissioned or find one at a show
 

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If you're after big pots like that, it's going to take luck or a commissioned pot. Bring cash, lots of it. Large pots are becoming harder to get.

Although Matt Ouwinga deals in higher end antique Japanese and CHinese pots, he has a fair number of larger imported Japanese pots that are relatively inexpensive (cheaper than a commission), but large pots like that are hard to import--they get broken in transit A LOT...Worth a spin through Matt's inventory though:


If you don't have $1,500 or more to spend, forget where Walter gets his big ones. He has high end pots from "name" European makers.
 

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If you're after big pots like that, it's going to take luck or a commissioned pot. Bring cash, lots of it. Large pots are becoming harder to get.

Although Matt Ouwinga deals in higher end antique Japanese and CHinese pots, he has a fair number of larger imported Japanese pots that are relatively inexpensive (cheaper than a commission), but large pots like that are hard to import--they get broken in transit A LOT...Worth a spin through Matt's inventory though:


If you don't have $1,500 or more to spend, forget where Walter gets his big ones. He has high end pots from "name" European makers.
Oh, and many of those pots are commissioned not off-the-shelf.
 

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Sarah Rayner works with pots that big. She's got 23" inch oval on her website at $595 or so. I'd see if she could commission one for you. It's not that hard of a process, and you get a better fit.


One more--prettier IMO
 
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Also be aware the "height" number is often total height and not inside number. Their 2 1/2" might only be 1 1/2" actual depth. Personally would also suggest commissioning one so can get exact desired size and have artistic help from pot maker to match particular tree😌.
 

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If you're pockets don't run that deep, like mine, and you just want some large containers you might consider Korean mica pots from Wigerts Bonsai in Ft. Myers, FL. I bought several large containers from bonsaipotconnection, also in Florida. Very nice imported Chinese containers/pots and I still have both my arms and legs.
 

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