With a title like this you might well ask whether there are any shrubs that cannot be grown in containers. While in theory any plant, shrub or tree can be grown in this way, the proof is in the pudding in that this list includes pictures of each of the 44 examples shown thriving in their planters. The forty-four shrubs on this list are described in an? article which I found over on the Balcony Garden Web site.
Check out 44?Best Shrubs for Containers. You might know some plants and some may surprise you but one thing is sure? You?ll like to have some of these shrubs right away in your container garden.
Whether you have a small patio garden, a roof top garden, a balcony garden or a big backyard garden this list of best shrubs for containers will provide you so many options to choose from.
Best Shrubs for Containers
1. Abutilon (Flowering Maple)
USDA Zones? 8 ? 11
Climate? A subtropical shrub that can also be grown in cold climates, keep it indoors in winter.
It is also called ?Indian Mallow? or ?Flowering Maple?. Abutilon?is a beautiful shrub that grows around 1 m tall when grown in containers and have beautiful hibiscus and hollyhock-like flowers.
USDA Zones? 5 to 9
Climate? It grows in temperate to subtropical climates. Growing requirements are similar to Azalea, which means it requires acidic soil in order to grow.
?Pieris Japonica? or ?Lily of the valley shrub? is a great bush for container gardens. With some attention and care, it can grow up to 2 m tall.
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