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Giusy introduces the latest trend of cultivating trees in pots for balconies, turning your outdoor space into a green paradise.

Spring Delight: Trees for Your Balcony and Garden

With the arrival of spring, taking care of your balcony and garden becomes a delightful experience. To make your balcony or garden unique, consider cultivating single-stem shrub-like trees.

It’s remarkably easy to cultivate these trees in your green corner of paradise at home. By continuing to read, you’ll discover the best trees to grow on your balcony or in your garden.

Each tree needs its space to thrive and requires a specific temperature environment. Therefore, before getting started, consider the available space, the balcony’s exposure to air currents and sunlight.

The optimal conditions for growing your plants include six hours of daily sun exposure and some shaded areas during the hottest periods, with minimal wind.

Balcony Trees 2023: Grow Fresh Fruits in a Pot

During this season, the perfect trees to plant on your balcony are dwarf fruit trees.

The best options to plant include apple, peach, potted olive, fig, and lemon trees.

Three other trees are ideal for your balcony but require extra care: grapevine, pineapple guava, and nectarine peach.

You can also grow pomegranate on your balcony, but it must be planted in a region with mild winters and dry summers, as it dislikes the cold.

Which Trees Need Plenty of Sun? And Which Ones Prefer Shade?

Trees that thrive in shady or semi-shady areas should be placed on north or west-facing balconies. These include:

  • Japanese Maple
  • Pittosporum
  • Laurel
  • Boxwood
  • Viburnum

On the other hand, trees that need morning sun, intense light, or afternoon shade should be placed on east-facing balconies. These include:

  • Camellia
  • Japanese Spirea
  • Plumbago
  • Skimmia

For trees that require sun throughout the day, south-facing balconies are ideal. These include:

  • Calamondin
  • Jasmine
  • Lemon
  • Bougainvillea

Explore Evergreen Trees for Year-Round Appeal

No list is complete without evergreen trees, known for their year-round decorative appeal. Conifers such as dwarf spruce and pine, requiring minimal maintenance, are highly appreciated.

Ideal choices for this season include balcony maple, showcasing vibrant hues from yellow to deep purple, and potted mimosa.

For those who love aromatic plants, cultivating potted laurel is a great choice.

With a bit of a green thumb, you can turn your balcony or garden into an elegant and welcoming space. These trees not only decorate your balcony but also bring numerous benefits, helping you appreciate the value of your surroundings even more.