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Dwarf / Patio Fruit Trees

It's easy to grow fruit trees on a patio, in a yard or on a balcony, thanks to these specially grown compact dwarf varieties. Choose from all your favourite fruits including apple, pear, cherry, plum and fig trees. They're perfect for smaller gardens and produce surprisingly large crops - many can also be grown in pots!  Read on for all you need to know about choosing, growing and caring for Dwarf or Patio fruit trees.

Choose your Dwarf/Patio Fruit Trees

We’ve chosen the best varieties of Dwarf fruit trees for growing on the patio, so you can be sure of great results. Some fruit trees even produce higher yields in pots than in soil, such as Conference Pear and Fig. Peregrine and Avalon Peach are naturally compact and at their best grown in pots. For fragrant blossom as well as a juicy crop of fruit, choose Stella or Hartland Cherry. Complete your orchard with Nectarine, Apricot and Victoria Plum - and don’t forget container-loving Blueberries!

Where to grow your Dwarf/Patio Fruit Trees

The great advantage of growing compact fruit trees on your patio is that you can easily move them around to position them in the sunniest spot - or even move them indoors if the weather gets too cold. Use the largest pots you can (we recommend at least 45cm diameter) and place on top of a wheeled plant trolley or caddy. This will help with drainage and make your trees easier to move.

Dwarf/Patio Fruit Tree Care Tips

Plant your fruit trees in soil based compost (except for blueberries which need an ericaceous compost) and make sure the pots have plenty of drainage holes. Add a wooden stake and secure with plant ties. All potted fruit trees will appreciate a mulch of deciduous wood chip. Make sure the soil doesn’t dry out and feed regularly throughout the growing season.

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Victoria Plum Tree
4 options from from £26.00

The UK's favourite - reliable, versatile and delicious!

  • Dual purpose plum with sweet, juicy purple fruit
  • Mutiple sizes and rootstock options available including 1 x 1.5m patio tree
  • Heavy crops of fruit in mid-late August
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Sunburst Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

A superb dark cherry with a rich, sweet taste

  • Expect large crops of dark, sweet fruit
  • Mid harvest - 2/3 week of July
  • Multiple sizes available incl. 2m x 1m Cordon trained tree
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Conference Pear Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Who doesn't love a Conference Pear?

  • Superb, aromatic flavour and soft, juicy flesh
  • The nation's favourite Pear tree
  • Mutiple size options available inc. Patio Tree
  • RHS Award Winner
Stella Cherry Tree
3 options from from £26.00

A familiar old favorite, prized for its flavour

  • One of the UK's most popular varieties
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Mutiple size options available inc. 1.5m x 1m Dwarf tree
  • Reliable & Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Osborne's Prolific Fig Tree
1 option from from £15.00

One of the most heavily fruiting figs

  • One of the most heavily fruiting fig trees
  • Perfect for UK climate
  • Easy to grow
  • Amazing sweet rich flavour
Flavourcot Apricot Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Famed for its superb, aromatic taste

  • Extraordinary flavour, best of any Apricot
  • Good crops of large fruit in warmer years
  • Mutiple size options available inc. Patio Tree
  • Self Fertile
Bramley's Seedling Apple Tree
3 options from from £25.00

The Nation's Favourite Cooking Apple

  • A sharp, juicy cooking apple that makes a smooth puree
  • Max size H4m W4m - MM106 Rootstock
  • Late season - harvest September to October, keeps until February
  • Not self fertile - Pollination group 3
Lapins 'Cherokee' Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Late cropping Canadian variety, well suited to the cold

  • One of the best, aromatic, sweet flavours
  • Mid season harvest - Through July
  • The best cropper, especially in colder years
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 2)
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
1 option from from £15.00

Gorgeous lobed leaf tree bearing sweet, juicy figs

  • Fully hardy and well-suited for UK climate
  • Highly ornamental with attractive lobed foliage
  • An easy to grow plant
  • Produces large crops of sweet juicy figs
Avalon Pride Peach Tree
1 option from from £30.00

The UK's favourite Peach Tree

  • The only variety fully resistant to Peach Leaf Curl
  • One of the most reliable, heavy croppers
  • Multiple rootstock/sizes available incl. Dwarf option
  • Self Fertile
Tomcot Apricot Tree
2 options from from £26.00

New, heavy cropping Apricot variety

  • Some structural pruning required
  • Performs best in warm areas of the UK
  • Mutiple size options available inc. Patio Tree
  • Self Fertile
Lord Napier Patio Nectarine Tree
1 option from from £28.00

Reliable, prolific and well suited to UK climate

  • The best performing Nectarine
  • Reliable, heavy crops of large, juicy fruit
  • Self Fertile
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
Peregrine Peach Tree
1 option from from £26.00

A hardy, reliable and heavy Peach cropper

  • Fine, sweet flavour
  • Good resistance to Peach leaf curl
  • Mutiple size options available inc. Patio Tree
  • Self Fertile
Madeleine Des Deux Saisons' Fig Tree
1 option from £20.00

Fit for a king

  • Produces two crops per season
  • Dates back to the reign of Louis IV
  • Prized for its abundant fruiting
  • Perfect for UK climate
Rouge De Bordeaux Fig Tree
1 option from from £20.00

Centuries old gourmet French Fig

  • Produces attractive purple figs with red flesh
  • Self-fertile
  • Thrives in a greenhouse
  • Perfect for eating french or to make jam
Brunswick Fig Tree
1 option from from £20.00

Particularly hardy and heavy cropper

  • Produces large pear-shaped fruit
  • Ideally suited to growing in a container on your patio
  • Popular with amateur gardeners
  • Attracts birds, bees and other beneficial insects
Ice Crystal Fig Tree
1 option from £15.00

A highly ornamental award-winning fig tree

  • Winner of RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Highly ornamental
  • Self fertile
  • Perfect for smaller gardens
May Duke Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Delicious and tangy, perfect for cooking or eating

  • Enjoy both cooking and eating cherries
  • Early season harvest - Early July
  • Colt Rootstock: Max size H4m x W4m
  • Partially Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Ecolette' Patio Apple Tree | 4.5L Pot
1 option from £35.00

Big flavours from a small tree

  • Grow apples in pots on your patio
  • Exquisite balanced flavour similar to Elstar
  • High yields of fruit from a small space
  • Mid-late season harvest
Sasha' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Early harvest patio cherry

  • Deep red-black sweet dessert cherries
  • Early season - pick from mid July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Lord Lambourne' Apple Tree
1 option from £35.00

Traditional English dessert apple

  • A round, red blush apple
  • Creamy white flesh with a crisp, juicy taste
  • Late season - harvest from September to October. Stores well.
  • Partially self fertile
Burlat' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Can't wait? Harvest in May!

  • Large, dark and very juicy cherries
  • Very early season - harvest from mid-May
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 2
Bigarreau Napoleon' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Supersized, white-flesh cherry

  • Extra large dessert cherries with a delicious flavour
  • Mid season - harvest in July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 4
Hartland Patio Cherry Tree
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Hartland Patio Cherry Tree
0 options from £32.00

The best cherry tree for growing in a pot

  • Expect large crops from this little tree
  • Early Harvest - Early July
  • Trained to a Dwarf size, only 1.5 x 1m - perfect for patios
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)

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