Manufacturer’s Guide To Large Pots For Trees | Sizes, Care, And Best Plants

When it comes to improving your gardening game, large pots for trees can make all the difference.

From contemporary designs to different materials, there are a variety of reasons why you might want to invest in a good-sized planter. Whatever your reasons may be, there’s no doubt that our large pots at Vietnam CDM (CDM) can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any garden or outdoor space.

Let’s take a closer look at why to buy a large pot, and what to look for when making a purchase!

Why You Should Buy A Large Tree Planter

Large tree planters can make a great statement piece and add to the overall look of your outdoor space. They can be used to accentuate your home’s best features or to simply add a touch of nature to your yard or patio.

Some people choose them for the contemporary look they can give to a garden or outdoor space, whilst others appreciate the different materials that are used in their construction, such as ceramic or metal. Others simply enjoy the extra planting room that these pots provide.

In addition to their visual appeal, large tree pots offer many practical benefits as well. For example, they can help you control the size and shape of your plants, as well as provide drainage and aeration. Large tree pots can also be a great way to protect your plants from pests and diseases.

Interested in buying a large planter, but don’t know how to decorate it? Check out our guide!

What Are The Best Materials For Large Tree Pots?

There are a range of materials used to make large tree pots, including concrete, metal, stone and resin. However, biased as we may be as fibreglass pot producers, we strongly believe for overall appearance and durability – indoors and outdoors – the best choice is fibreglass. It remains important to select the best material for your specific needs, so let’s take a closer look now!

Fibreglass Planters

Set MBW Toulan

The best all-round planters for trees

Pros: Easy to clean and maintain, fibreglass is a durable and lightweight material ideal for large tree pots. Fibreglass tree pots are an excellent choice for those who want the look of ceramic or stone pots without the heavy weight or fragility. Fibreglass tree pots are lightweight and easy to move, making them ideal for home gardens or public spaces.

Cons: Although initially expensive, fibreglass planters more than pays off in the long run because of their long-lasting high quality.

Already interested? Take a closer look at our selection of fibreglass planters!

Concrete Planters

Faux plants in concrete pots
Faux plants in concrete pots @ Garrett Aitken from Getty Images

Cheap and sturdy, but not ideal as an outdoor container garden pot in cold winters

Pros: One of the most popular materials for large tree pots, concrete is an excellent choice for large tree pots due to its durability and ability to support heavy weights. It is also a good material for large tree pots because it is very easy to clean and does not absorb water.

Cons: Can hold too much heat and dries out the roots. It’s also important to consider the weight of the pot when using concrete, as it can be very heavy and difficult to move once it’s wet. If you live in an area with severe weather conditions, concrete pots are heavy and can crack in the UK’s freezing, harsh winters.

Metal Planters

metal plant pots
Metal plant pots

Good for larger pots, but not good as outdoor containers.

Pros: Metal is a good material for large tree pots because it is durable and will not crack as easily as other materials. They tend to retain heat better than other materials, beneficial for plants that require a warm environment to thrive. Finally, metal tree pots can be recycled or repurposed once they are no longer needed.

Cons: Metal can rust over time and may need to be replaced more frequently than other materials. Additionally, metal tree pots can become extremely hot in direct sunlight and may damage delicate plant roots. Metal tree pots are also more expensive.

Plastic Planters

Plastic plant pots
Plastic plant pots

Cheap and cheerful, but not a long term option

Pros: If you are looking for a large tree pot, then plastic is a great cheap planter material to choose. Plastic pots are very lightweight and durable, so they won’t break easily. Plus, they have a modern and elegant look that will complement most gardens or patios.

Cons: Plastic is harmful to the environment, and plastic containers don’t last quite as long as other superior materials.

Interested in knowing more about different materials? Check out our piece on the Best Material For Outdoor Planters And Plant Pots

Choosing The Best Tree For Large Plant Pots

Topiary bay trees and pots of red, purple, white and pink petunias // photo by snapvision

The best trees for large tree pots are those that have a strong and sturdy. Many fruit trees do well in large pots, as well as potted trees like the Japanese maple, olive trees, bay trees, and banyan trees.

These trees are all good choices for large tree pots because they have a strong root system that can support the weight of the tree and the pot. As well as being aesthetically They also have a wide variety of leaves that can provide shade and beauty to your space whether as indoor plants or outdoor ones.

Once You’ve Chosen Your Tree, It’s Time To Plant It Correctly

Home gardening woman planting

Once you have chosen the right tree for your large tree pot, it is important to plant it correctly. You will need to dig a hole that is roughly twice the width of the tree’s root ball and three times the depth. Ensure the roots are covered with soil, and that the tree is at the correct depth, before adding fresh compost or other organic matter to the hole. Make sure you add some water to make your compost moist. This will help young trees get the nutrients it needs. Planting trees may be time-consuming, but it’s well worth the effort in the long run.

Choosing The Best Plant Pot Sizes

How flower pots are made
How flower pots are made

Take into account the mature size of the tree when choosing the correct pot size container. You don’t want to choose a pot that’s too small and will need to be replaced as the tree grows. Second, consider the root ball size. The roots of the tree will need room to spread out, so make sure you choose a pot that’s large enough to accommodate them.

See our full guide to the best pot sizes with a handy size chart!

How To Keep Your Pot Trees In Great Condition

Ensure your tree and pot are in the best condition with the following tips!

Keep Your Fiberglass Pot Clean!

Spray bottle and rag
clean painting fiberglass planters

Keeping your fibreglass tree pot clean is easy – and another reason why they make the best choice for large tree pots! Simply use a mild soap and water solution, and a soft cloth or sponge, and wipe the fibreglass surfaces down. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, which might damage the surface.

Choose The Right Soil

soil for plant to grow
Soil for plant to grow

It is also important to consider the type of soil that you have in your pot. Some trees do better in clay soils while others do better in sandy soils. It is best to consult with a nursery or landscape professional to find out which type of soil is best for your tree.


Prune palm
Prune palm

Pruning helps the tree to grow in a certain shape and to remove any dead or damaged branches. Start by cutting off any dead or diseased branches at the base of the tree. Then, cut back any branches that are growing in an unwanted direction or too long.


Gardener mulching with pine bark juniper plants in the yard // photo by Maria Sbytova

Mulching helps the tree keep its moisture, it provides nutrients for the tree, and it can help prevent weeds from growing. With improved moisture from mulching, your tree can provide more nutrients for the tree, and help prevent weeds from growing. Be sure to apply a thick layer (3-4 inches) of mulch, especially around the base of your plants. This will help to insulate the roots and prevent weeds from germinating.


Gardener blending organic fertiliser with soil, enriching soil for plants to grow optimally // photo by FootMade0525

Fertilisers help provide essential nutrients that trees need to grow. There are three main nutrients that trees need: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Make sure you use a fertiliser high in these nutrients; and if you are unsure, head down to your local nursery to consult an expert.

Water Your Tree Regularly

watering outdoor plants
watering outdoor plants

When it comes to watering your large tree pot, be sure to water the tree deeply and thoroughly, about once a week or as needed. If you live in an area with a lot or a little rain, you will have to adjust your watering accordingly.

As a general rule, make sure you check the soil weekly to see if it is dry; if it is, water the tree. Allow the top few inches of soil to dry out between watering.

Make Sure Your Pot Has Good Drainage

drainage hole in fiberglass plant
drainage hole in fiberglass plant

Proper drainage is essential for the health of your tree. This is important so that the roots can get the oxygen they need and so that excess water can drain out. Otherwise, the roots will rot and the tree will die. Make sure the pot you choose has drainage holes in the bottom, but if the pot doesn’t have drainage holes, you can always drill some yourself.

Looking for plants without drainage? Check out our piece on the best 7 plants that don’t require drainage!

Position Your Pot Trees In The Best Spot

planters by the pool

In terms of plant health, the best position for a large tree pot outdoors is in an open area that receives partial to full sun. The amount of sun your plant needs will depend on the type of tree and climate you live in. If you’re using a pot indoors, make sure it’s in a bright spot near a window.

For better aesthetics, position your large tree pot in the middle of your outdoor space to ensure maximum impact. This allows the tree to be the focus of attention and also provides it with the most light possible. Generally, the bigger the pot, the bigger the impact. But make sure your pot isn’t too big for the space it occupies or else it will crowd out other features of your garden or indoor area.

Choose A Standout Design!

big planters in mall
Chelsea harbour big planters

The best shapes and styles for large tree pots are those that are eye-catching and unique. Use interesting shapes, colourful or patterned pots, and unorthodox tree potting methods.

Check out our indoor and outdoor designs to make a better decision on which design to go for!

Switch Up Your Space With A Large Tree Pot!

This rooftop uses our Montroy Cube Planter to bring nature to difficult to reach places.

Large tree pots are a surefire way to make a big statement this summer. From aesthetics to plant health, they provide the winning combination of style and substance, making them perfect for most plant owners – whether keen gardeners or otherwise.

CDM’s fibreglass planters provide the best value and highest quality option for buyers, and with summer in full flow, there is no better time to invest in your outdoor or indoor space!

We hope our tips are useful and give your space a new lease of life, but if there are still some unanswered questions, our blog is at hand to answer them.

As a planter manufacturer, we know how vital plant containers are and want to help you meet your customers’ needs. We know that costs and quality are the most important factors, that’s why we chose Vietnam to manufacture our pots.

Contact us to learn more about the exciting opportunities and value we can deliver!

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Whether you require bespoke planters tailor-made for your project or just want to get your hands on a supply of our world-class planters, reach out to our team today and let’s create something special!

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