young avocado tree growing in a white pot

How Tall Does An Avocado Tree Grow?

young avocado tree growing in a white pot

I’m sure you’ve thought about growing avocado’s at home before, they’re a pretty easy plant to care for after all. Plus, who doesn’t want an endless supply of guacamole! But, before you dive right in growing one, let’s take a look at the facts.

So, how tall does an avocado tree grow? Typically, avocado trees can grow from anywhere between 50-70ft (15-21m) provided they are getting appropriate care. They have been known to grow upwards of 80ft in rare circumstances. However, their height can be smaller when grown in containers.

You’re probably thinking this seems like quite a tall tree, and you’re not wrong. So how on earth will it fit in your home? Usually when people grow it indoors they’re only doing this for the initial few years of the plants life, or using containers to help maintain its size.

How Tall Will An Avocado Tree Grow Indoors?

If you’re in a colder climate and don’t have the luxury of growing an avocado tree outdoors, you might be tempted to try grow one indoors. But how big will it get indoors?

Avocado trees when grown indoors will still grow to the same size as outdoors assuming the conditions are ideal. Even though it may eventually outgrow your home, there are a few options available to you, keep reading to find out what they are.

First of all, you can grow your own from an avocado pit and use containers to help keep your avocado trees growth to a minimum. There are a few downsides to this, the main one being that you might not get any fruits from the tree with this method. On the plus side, it will be a wonderful tree and staple piece in your home.

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However, all hope is not lost as there is an option if you’re desperate to grow your own avocado fruits. The answer is, Dwarf avocado trees. These are ideal for indoor growers like us and stand a much better chance at giving you the fruits you desire.

How Tall Do Dwarf Avocado Trees Grow?

So you’ve found the answer to your indoor avocado growing dreams, the dwarf avocado tree. But with the regular tree growing so tall, you’re most likely wondering if this one is going to be the same. With that in mind, let’s get into it.

Usually you can expect a dwarf avocado tree to grow up to 12 feet (3.7m), this is assuming that it’s given optimal care and the ideal growing environment. Making it an ideal option for indoor growers.

It’s a fast growing plant and another bonus about this variety of avocado tree is that it will likely produce fruit much quicker than you expect. You’ll probably be harvesting your delicious avocados in as little as 1 year, but it will typically take up to 3 before you see any fruits.