Suitable Evergreen shrub for containers

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Gillian Davidson asked 10 years ago
My neighbour and I share front steps and have 3 black square wooden Versailles type tubs in front. Quite formal look which suits 19th century terrace. Currently planted with box (or something similar) which is brown and dead. I want to replace with something evergreen and not too demanding. Thinking pieris or fatsia. East facing so not good for camellias. What do you suggest?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Pieries and fatsia are quite good tub plants, although they must be fed to keep them growing well and they will run out of root space after a number of years.

Othe choices that are good in pots are holly, juniper, skimmia and New Zealand flax, which is not a woody plant but well suited.