10 Best Shrubs for Containers
Shrubs are a great way to add beauty and interest to any outdoor space. They can be used to create privacy screens, define walkways, or simply add some greenery to your yard. But what if you don’t have a lot of space? Or what if you live in an apartment or condo?
That’s where planting shrubs in containers comes in. Containers allow you to grow shrubs even if you have limited space. They’re also a great option if you live in a climate with harsh winters, as you can bring your shrubs indoors during the cold months.
If you want to add some beautiful curb appeal with container gardening, you will want to give these 10 varieties of Shrubs a try.
Each of them are unique in their own way, and bring a different aroma or fruit to the table. Mix and match as many as you like, or start with one and go from there. Either way, these 10 shrubs are easy to grow and pleasing to the eye.
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
This shrub will be best grown in a pot as a dwarf variety. When picking a container for this shrub, choose one that is large and deep. This shrub will grow fast, so it will require extra pruning and fertilizing.
This is a beautiful green shrub that is not only versatile, but forgiving to whatever climate you want to grow it in. It literally can grow anywhere, so this shrub is popular among many landscapers.
This tropical fruit tree is not restricted to just the tropics. It only needs sun and warmth to thrive. Since it did originate in a tropical climate, you may need to winter this shrub indoors, but it will be worth it when it brings its beauty indoors and keeps your home feeling like spring and summer all year round.
Daphne loves shade and moist soil. If you give it those two things, it will love you and produce a pleasing fragrance all year for you. Daphne does best with cool summers and extreme winters, so your colder areas of the country can have beauty too, since most plants and shrubs like just the opposite climate.
There are 50 different species of Silverberry, so there is surely once specific to your area of the country. From hot tropics to chilling cold, the varieties have been adapted to perfectly suit your climate. There is also a drought tolerant species for you desert dwellers.
These shrubs do require regular maintenance and some tender loving care, but in return they bless you with some fragrant flowers that will make it all worth it. Gardenias are beautiful in any part of the country.
These fruit producing shrubs are obviously original to tropical climates, but with some care, they can adapt to colder temps. You may need to winter them inside through the colder seasons, but you won’t mind when the keep producing fruit year round for you.
If you are a beginner at container gardening, Gooseberry would be an easy shrub to start with. It’s easy to care for and doesn’t require much maintenance. Varieties can be found in many different climates, specific to your area.
This is one of the most popular flowering shrubs around. It does well in containers because it has such shallow roots. Hibiscus also makes a beautiful house plant for the same reason. Wherever you keep it, it brings beauty with its beautiful, big flowers.
This shrub does best with full sun and sufficient drainage, but by giving it those 2 things, it will produce the best smelling aromatic flowers that anyone could ever ask for. If you know how to make your own creams, etc., this would also be a good shrub to keep around as you can harvest it as needed.
Now that you know which shrubs will work well in containers, enjoy this brief video on properly planting your shrubs in containers.
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