If you’re planning to grow some of the plants with large root balls, you will need extra large planters for outside.
I’m talking about plants such as dwarf fig,citrus, and lemon trees.
These have bigger roots and will need a large pot- or any container that can accommodate their expansive roots and leave some growing space.
Anything less may fill up before the plant has reached transplanting stage spelling doom for your efforts.
Extra large planters are containers designed to hold plants with spacious roots,for example, ficus plants.
Most have a tasty finish and seamlessly incorporate into your existing indoor and outdoor décor.
Some even come with an easy-to-lift liner just to simplify planting.
Where to buy extra large planters
A number of websites currently stock a number of containers including extra large plastic planters.
Amazon has a huge variety while you will also find a sizeable collection on eBay.
Alibaba and individual manufacturer websites are the other options.
If you prefer buying offline, some garden supplies shops have them.
In our case, we camped on Amazon and cherry-picked some of the best commercial outdoor planters
Here is a brief look into some of these extra large planters for outdoors.
Best extra large planters for outside
1. Swan XL Planters (Set OF 3)
Measuring 15" long x 8" wide x 16" high, these beautiful extra-large planters are big enough to accommodate most of the biggest flowers and plants.
These are made using strongly molded polyethylene and have nicely curved necks, colored beaks, and eyes on top of detailed "feathers."
They arrive in mint condition and are very light.
2. Flower Pot Garden Outdoor/indoor Planters 12" 2-Pack Unbreakable Resin, Drain Hole, Grey
Made from unbreakable resin clay, these flower potscreate a natural environment for your plants to thrive.
They are porous and allow the roots to devour compost while breathing.
Chances of overwatering are also very minimal with this set-up.
They come predominantly in a natural looking pale grey.
3. Southern Patio 23-inches Metro Poly-Resin Extra large Planter, Monzonite
This model of extra large lightweight planters is one of the largest- it’s deep, very wide, and leaves lots of free space for your plants to expand.
Its drainage plug is designed innovatively and issimple to unplug when a need arises.
It has a nice granite finishing and shines its beauty all over your home, garden, patio, or balcony.
4. SUNCAST Herring XL Planter, 18-Inches,
This stands out prominently and complements a large number of decors.
Not many plants will have their rootballs exceeding 18-inches and it should ,therefore, be a perfect home for every one of your large plants.
Thick walls ensure that it won't break during transit.
And it comes at a good price despite its size and quality.
5. Round Glazetone Planter, 16-Inch, Emberglow
The rubber feet on the bottom help prevent molding and staining on this round planting pot outside.
Then the removable drain plug makes it easy to drain and to protect your plant roots from rotting.
Further, it’s made from heavy duty steel and should survive in all environments regardless of the prevailing weather conditions.I also noted that it’s hand-painted and looks stylish.
6. Flower Pot Large 14.2-inches Garden Planters, Unbreakable Resin, Drain Hole, Grey
Compared with plastic planters, resin planters are stronger and offer long service life.In fact, the manufacturer of this large pot offers a 5-year non-breaking guarantee.
Apart from that, it’s UV resistant and also frost resistant so you can leave it outside even when it’s freezing.
Its natural porosity enables your plants to “breathe” while ensuring they will never be flooded.
7. Round Moonstone Planter, 21-Inch, Teal
The round moonstone planter has rubber feet which makes it very stable. It also allows airflow meaning it rarely molds.
The removable drain plug helps to prevent rotting of roots and over-watering.
Then, it’s one of the few large planters made of steel.
It thus survives all weather conditions unscathed while guaranteeing many years of service.
You can use it indoors or outdoors for large flowers, vegetables, and a variety of crops.
8. Southern Patio 20-inches Metro Poly-Resin Large Planter, Granite Brown
The best bit about planters with traditional styling is that they work with all decors and this is no different.
It adopts the color of cool earth-tones and beds in well with various furnishings.
Importantly, it made from durable resin and thus withstands the vagaries of outdoor seasonal elements.
At 20 inches, this is huge for the plants which need growing space.
9. GARDENGOODZ Honeysuckle 15" Patio Pot Fossil Stone
This planter looks like ceramic or an ancient stone.
It’s also lightweight and very durable thanks to its high density resin construction.
Versatile for both Indoors and outdoors, it’s weather resistant and has a UV coated finishing which protects its color from fading
Though it’s delivered without drainage, you can easily drill drainage holes on the bottom if the need arises.
10. Suncast 1606NP36 Resin Planter, Blue/Brown
This suncast container can hold a full 8.35 gal of water thus reducing the frequency of watering.
It’s – as with all suncast containers- a beautiful pot and perfectly complements your existing decorations.
It’s much lighter and being a resin planter, its long term durability is assured.
It has a diameter of 16-inches.
11. Whiskey Barrel Planter, 20.5", Distressed Oak
This is no doubt an outstanding planter.
As big as classic whiskey barrel planters, it looks fantastic with its distressed oak finishing and will surely accentuate your garden.
Its UV protected and its colorsrarely fade
In addition, it’s lightweight and comes with drainage holes to make your work easier.
And its high-density resin construction is very, very durable
12. Mayne 4833-ES Nantucket Super-Tall Patio Planter, Espresso
There are 2 things I like about this:
First, this is super tall- and also wide.
Its dimensions of 32″H x 15.5″W x 15.5″D are rare for planters in this category and are therefore excellent with plants which tend to shoot up first.
Secondly, I love its self watering tray.
Once inserted, it creates a functional sub-irrigation water system reducing your watering responsibilities while ensuring that the growing roots enjoy a nourished growth.
It’s made with highest grade polyethylene and should offer long-lasting service.
Finally,in spite of its enhanced dimensions, this large rectangular planters outdoor is very light
13. Mayne Fairfield 5825B 20-Inch Patio Planter, Black
This rectangular planter has a unique built-in water reservoir making your watering work easier.
The self-watering effect also encourages healthy growth in your plants as they’re practically watering themselves whenever thirst strikes.
It looks appealing in its natural black and introduces a charming lookinto your patio or deck
And at 20"L x 20"W x 20"H, this is quite big.
14. H Potter 12" x 4" x 4" Rectangular Flower Planter, Black Nickel
A stainless steel rectangular potter, this introduces a timeless, luxurious appeal to your garden thanks to its black nickel finish.
It comes with a customized rectangular drainage dishwhich helps you to drain excess water.
Whichever way you want to use it, this will always work.
For instance, it looks awesome as a herbs planter on your windowsill, a flower pot, or even with dwarf trees
15. H Potter Tall Planter Indoor/Outdoor, Antique Copper (With a planting insert)
Still, from H Potter, this is a very tall planter- it measures 33 inches (high)x 15 inches (wide).
It also comes with an 11-inches metallic liner insert which helps "lift" the bottom a bit especially when dealing with plants which don’t need a deep bed.Impressively, the insert has draining holes so even with it, over watering will never be a bother.
More drainage openings are found on the base.
It’s hand-crafted and has a striking clear lacquer finishing.
It will thus adorn your spaces with rich looks.
16. Corten Steel Long Box Planter
The biggest news here is the insulation which helps to protect your plant roots during punishing winter and steaming summer months.
It’s welded using top grade and thick corten steel so it is a very durable product.
It has a furniture quality finishing and should blend seamlessly with your furnishings.
Lastly, it survives frost and cracks making it a better option for growers in colder climates
17. Nice Trough Planter 20" x 46" x 20"Corten Steel
Still made from high-grade corten steel material, this trough planter has a well thought out design and is fairly large.
It looks sleek and unique ensuring that your lawn will look extremely appealing.
Even though to you have to assemble it, it’s very easy to set up.
And it comes complete with useful drainage holes
What to look for when buying extra large planters for outside
As you have seen, you’re spoilt for choice when we come to extra large planters for trees
However, to get the best, you need to be aware of a few things:
Even though they’re all large, some are bigger than others.
You will want to pick the planter that will satisfy the requirements of your plant both in width and height.
It should provide an opening or at least a way of draining off excess water.
Some allow you to punch drainage holes while others have an integrated drainage plug.
Planters with a contemporary design look great with indoor/outdoor decor.
Some models really accentuate your patio space.
Lightweight containers are easier to move- remember you may want to move your plants indoors when the weather conditions become extreme.
Large commercial fiberglass planters are not only super well-made. They are also fade resistant, water-proof, corrosion-proof, and insect resistant
If you want to introduce plants with large roots to your lawn, then extra large planters for outside will serve you well.
These are bigger, more resilient, and mostly match up with your current décor.
And so your plants will blossom and bring forth handsome results.