Trees and Shrubs for Containers

Planted containers add variation to your garden while reinforcing its style. These trees and shrubs are visually appealing and thrive when grown in pots.
From: DK Books - Learn to Garden

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Scarlet Beauty

Fuchsia Thalia is a compact variety with small, scarlet flowers that have unusually long tubes. Bring indoors in winter.

Amazing Azalea

The rhododendron 'irohayama' is a dwarf azalea with pink or lavender flowers. Needs special acidic potting mix.

Japanese Potting Giant

Japanese aralia, is a large, striking, architectural plant with wide-spreading, glossy leaves. It needs a correspondingly large container.

Hearty Palm

The chusan palm is a large, evergreen palm that can withstand cool temperatures, but is safer protected indoors in winter.

Classic Beauty

Hydrangeas display a beautiful antiquity. The 'Nikko Blue' is a mophead variety with rounded, blue blooms.

Red Camellia

The stunning 'Ace of Hearts' is an evergreen flowering in early spring. It needs a large pot, acidic soil and a sheltered site.

Wee Willow

The Kilmarnock willow is small enough for a large container. Spring catkins appear before the leaves.

Mexican Orange Blossom

Sundance, or Mexican orange blossom sports lovely foliage. Leaves are yellow when young and turn green with age.

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