Poplar Nurseries stocks a broad range of bush, cane and climbing fruit trees and plants in Colchester, Essex. The team at Poplar Nurseries ensure every fruit tree sold is easy to grow, whether directly in the ground in your garden or in a container, so that when harvest comes you will be able to enjoy fresh fruit available straight from the plant.
Why not pop along to Poplar Nurseries on the A120 just outside Colchester, located on Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, or call 01206 210 374 for more information on the best fruit trees for your garden?
Fruit trees that are to be grown in containers can be planted at any time of year, although it is still important to protect from frost and also to ensure the soil is moist, but not too wet or too dry. Throughout the year, Poplar Nurseries stocks a wide variety of fruit trees, from plums and apples to the more unusual fruits such as medlars and mulberries.
You will also find a selection of patio fruit trees for growing in pots, so pop in to look around our latest stock for high-quality fruit and soft fruit trees.
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When and how should I prune fruit trees?
The best time to prune your fruit trees is impacted by what you want to achieve through your pruning. Winter pruning is employed when you are looking to stimulate more vigorous growth, particularly for apples, pears and quince. For new shoots, more flowers and then more fruit, prune your fruit trees in winter. For stone fruits or if you don’t want more growth, prune in spring or summer.
This is also the right time to prune trained apples and pears. By pruning fruit trees in spring or summer you can actually see where your tree has begun producing fruit and be selective by removing the branches without fruits developing. Pruning fruit trees during the autumn is best avoided because pruning at this point in the plant’s development can encourage new growth when the tree is actually preparing itself to head into the dormancy of winter.