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12 Trees Landscape Designers Love for Containers

Marianne Lipanovich
Publication date:
October 24, 2022
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12 Trees Landscape Designers Love for Containers

The most important details in this text are the 12 trees and tree-like shrubs that landscape experts recommend for growing in containers. 'Emerald Green' Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green', syn. 'Smaragd') is a small evergreen tree with a beautiful green color, dense foliage and a conical form. It was developed in Denmark, which explains its preference for colder climates and its name (“smaragd” is the Danish word for “emerald”). Growing tips: Arborvitaes are naturally slow growers, so pruning the new growth will keep wayward branches in check and control the overall growth. Dwarf Citrus (Citrus spp.) is a star in container gardens, and can be kept even smaller with pruning.

Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery of Boxhill in Tucson, Arizona suggests giving a dwarf lime tree and a six-pack of Corona beer as a housewarming gift. Growing tips include a large pot to provide insulation from hot air temperatures for roots, afternoon shade, and keeping the plants away from areas with reflected heat. Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum cultivars) is a delicate beauty and stunning color with a range of shapes, styles, and colors. It is slow-growing and easy to keep in check, and can be pruned during the dormant season. Greenberg suggests stringing lights through its branches to enhance the garden at night.


Container gardening, container garden, container plants, urban gardening, living wall, living walls, flower wall

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Marianne Lipanovich
12 Trees Landscape Designers Love for Containers
October 24, 2022
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