Shrubs for Containers
If you love the look of shrubs but don't have room in your garden for large plants, create a container garden using smaller sized shrubs on your outdoor deck or…
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Petite Spring Flowering Shrub for Containers
Numerous pearl-like buds burst into attractive star-shaped flowers in spring. When the flowers of 'Chardonnay Pearls' Deutzia have faded, this shrub continues to shine with its bright yellow foliage. Growth is strong, but compact to create a wonderful small shrub that is equally at home in the shrub border as it is in a perennial one. It's even small enough to plant in containers! 'Chardonnay Pearls' adds color and vibrancy to any garden. Deer resistant.
Upright & Narrow Shrub for Containers
The dense branching of 'Fine Line' Improved Buckthorn provides good coverage making it an excellent choice for narrow hedges or screens. It may look exotic, but this shrub is very easy to grow - drought tolerant and requires no deadheading. Its deer resistant foliage is full and lush from top to bottom, providing foliage interest in the landscape that continues through fall. Try this upright, narrow shrub as a 'thriller' in your container recipe for sun. It would look great framing your doorway!
10 Small Shrubs for Colorful Container Gardens
Amp up the color in your containers by including beautiful shrubs in the mix. Hydrangeas, petite evergreens, so many smaller shrubs offer color all season long, and you can move them around your patio as much as you want! Here are 10 plants that have been designed for small spaces in the landscape, or for containers.
Upright Yellow Leaf Barberry for Containers
Add both vertical lines and bright color to your home landscape with Sunjoy Gold Pillar Barberry. Its orange-red new growth matures to vivid gold. Autumn brings stunning orange-red color for fall interest in the landscape. Unlike other yellow leaf barberry, this variety's foliage doesn't burn in the sun. Plus, it is highly deer resistant! Plant this upright, columnar shrub as the thriller in a mixed container garden for added drama and flair!
Reblooming Hydrangea for Landscape & Containers
A real workhorse, Let's Dance Starlight is the first reblooming lace-cap hydrangea and has exceptionally vibrant flower color. It's an elegant addition to any garden where it does well in groupings or masses, in shrub borders, as a specimen, screen or hedge. It also makes excellent cuttings, adding bright color to your summer flower arrangement. This hydrangea can even be planted in containers! It blooms on both new wood and old delivering seasons of flowers and lots of wow!
Jazz Hands® Pink - Chinese fringe-flower - Loropetalum chinense
Jazz Hands Dwarf Pink Loropetalum has cool purple foliage that combines beautifully with these hot pink blooms. This showy little dwarf plant fits easily into residential landscapes and container gardens. Perfect for southern gardeners too!
Let's Dance Big Easy® - Reblooming hydrangea - Hydrangea macrophylla
This is one of the most reliable blooming hydrangeas because it blooms on both old and new wood. Let's Dance Big Easy prefers full sun or part shade, and has large mophead blooms that change color due to the pH in the soil.
Jazz Hands Mini® - Chinese fringe-flower - Loropetalum chinense
Jazz Hands Mini is a ground covering dwarf variety, reaching only 12" in height, with black-purple foliage that holds its color all season long. Showy pink flowers contrast with the dark, rich leaves. It is a wonderful little plant for the front of the border, or used in a decorative container. Hardy to zone 7--a fave of southern gardeners.
Jazz Hands Variegated® - Chinese fringe-flower - Loropetalum chinense
Jazz Hands Variegated is the first ever variegated Loropetalum; its new growth is splashed with pink and white variegation, while mature foliage is a rich purple color. This shrub is hardy to zone 7, a great addition to southern gardens.
Bloom-A-Thon® White - Reblooming Azalea - Rhododendron x
Why settle for just a week or two of flowers when you can enjoy up to five months of blooms? Large flowers appear in April, then rebloom in early July, continuing through fall until a hard frost. Bloom-a-thon White is a great choice for southern gardens, hardy to zone 6.
Bobo® - Panicle Hydrangea - Hydrangea paniculata
Everyone who has Bobo hydrangea in their yard is totally in love with this easy-to-grow hydrangea that only reaches 3 feet in height. White blooms cover the plant in summer, which then age to a beautiful dusty pink in fall. Hardy to zone 3.