Many small trees and shrubs will grow well in self-watering planters. They are perfect for small gardens or where space is limited, such as on a patio, balcony or terrace. They can bring height, fruit, bark and autumn colour into areas where space-saving is paramount.
Being self-watering, they can help to conserve water, excess water is kept in the planter's reservoir and can be released into the soil when needed. This means that the overall amount of water you need to use for a self-watering plant system is significantly less than for a traditional pot. Moreover, these planters will help you overcome the most common plant care problem: over or under watering.
The ideal types of tree to grow in pots are slow-growing or dwarf varieties. Here is a list of a few of our favourite trees to grow in containers that will benefit from self-watering system:
Olive (Olea europaea), Citrus trees (Orange and Lemon), Bay trees (Laurus nobilis), Indoor and Hardy Outdoor Palms, Persian silk tree (Albizia julibrissin), Starry magnolia (Magnolia stellata), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), Apple (Malus domestical), Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida f. rubra), Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) and Snowy mespilus (Amelanchier lamarckii)