Persimmons can also be grown in containers, which will curtail their growth.
Pomegranates are another good choice for warmer temperate climate gardens. When grown in containers, dwarf pomegranates can be found which will grow no more than 2-3ft in height. Punica granata ‘Nana’ is a dwarf pomegranate variety that will produce ornamental orange flowers followed by edible fruit.
#13 Citrus Trees
Citrus trees such as oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit all lend themselves well to container growing. These trees can all easily be grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock and grown in small garden beds or containers.
Dwarf mango trees grow around 2-4m tall if grown in the ground and can also be grown in containers. Irwin and Nam Doc Mai varieties are said to be the best mango trees for container growing. But you could also try other varieties, such as King Thai, Glenn, Cogshal, Palmer, and Carrie.
Avocado trees produce a healthy super fruit full of essential fats and nutrients. You could grow your own at home, even if you only have space for a small avocado tree. ‘Little Cado’, the ‘Wurtz’ avocado, is a true dwarf variety, typically reaching no more than 10ft in height. Grafted trees will usually start fruiting within two years of planting.
There is a range of dwarf and semi-dwarf lychee varieties available. These can be grown in pots. ‘Emperor’ and ‘Wai Chee’ dwarf lychee trees are available, and these can produce abundant crops in a subtropical climate. These trees often take little effort to grow in the ground, but many require a bit more care and attention if grown in containers.
The dwarf pawpaw could be a much better choice for small-space subtropical gardens. It can even be grown in containers.
#18 Jaboticaba Fruit
These trees are slow-growing and the Myrciaria tenella subspecies grow into shrubby plants around 3 1/2- 4 ½ ft high. Other types of jaboticaba tree can grow around 12-15 ft high outside its native range, and perhaps up to 45 ft in ideal growing conditions.
#19 Cherry Guava
Cherry Guava is known as cherry guava or strawberry guava, is another small tree, it can be ideal as a sort of dwarf fruit tree for smaller spaces. It can also be grown in containers.
Loquats are similar in taste to apricot or plum. Dwarf loquat fruit trees are rare but available, and these can be grown in the ground or in containers.