Landscapers' Picks: The 10 Best Shrubs for Pots

With their decorative foliage, sculptural form and seasonal blooms, shrubs make beautiful additions to container gardens. These 10 plants will be happy in a pot for a few years if you replace the top layer of soil and feed them each spring.
From: DK Books - Lawns

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Rhododendron 'Hydon Dawn'

Mature size: 3 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part shade; moist acid soil

Rock rose (Helianthemum apenninum)

Mature size: 16 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

Japanese pieris (Pieris japonica) 'Flamingo'

Mature size: 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: part shade, moist soil

Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)

Mature size: 10 feet, can be kept pruned to 4 to 5 feet tall. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, acid soil

Hebe 'Silver Queen'

Mature size: 2 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade, well-drained soil

Fatsia japonica

Mature size: 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: part to full shade, moist soil

Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird'

Mature size: 3 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, acid soil

Littleleaf mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus)

Mature size: 32 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part shade, well-drained soil

Viburnum tinus 'Variegatum'

Mature size: 3 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade, moist soil

Lavender 'Willow Vale'

Mature size: 2 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil