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Columbus, OH

September 3, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9263183

I was wondering how heavy a finished pot would be -- compared to, say, an equivalent sized clay pot? Or one of those foam stuff types? Heavier or lighter?

I have avoided clay and pottery because I just can't manage the weight. I love the idea of these for my potted fruit trees, but if they are as heavy they just won't work for me!
Olympia, WA

September 3, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9263274

By the time you get the fruit tree in any pot with the soil it needs, you are talking heavy!!!!!!

Hypertufa is not all that heavy, but it isn't styrofoam light either.
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9263541

The ones I've made seem maybe a little bit lighter than a ceramic pot of similar size, although I haven't weighed them. But I wouldn't want to move big ones around... For potted fruit trees and such I've pretty much gone to the molded poly pots... the double wall plastic ones and the styrofoam-like ones are often very attractive. Costco had some that I liked this spring for $20, too. :-)
Columbus, OH

September 10, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9271132

Thanks to you both! I can manage to bring in my potted citrus for the winter, and shift the only slightly larger pots with the blueberries. They are in the styrofoam type. I now have some dwarf fruit trees that I will need to put into larger pots next spring... and this sounds like a nice option

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