With all the experiments going on in the gardening world today, some amazing trees have been created. Whether they are bred into existence or simply a creation of grafted parts, the list below has some excellent suggestions for your yard. Here are 5 trees perfect for container gardens.
5. Tree Hydrangea
The final height of this tree is between 7 and 12 feet. It grows well in zones 4 to 9 and is grows extremely fast. The flowers on this tree are white and perfectly shaped into a fluffy snowball during the summer. As the seasons change, so does the color of each bloom. They become pink around August and a bright purple once fall arrives.
4. Weeping Tree Roses
These grafted plants have either pink or red roses cascading down in multiple layers from the top. This miniature tree provides any container garden with a bit of elegance. They are hardy over winter and you’ll never get tired of seeing the hundreds of blooms growing on this magnificent little tree.
3. 3-in-1 Rose of Sharon
Growing to a height of 5 to 10 feet tall, this little tree is literally covered with red, white, and blue flowers from the month of June until September. The flowers can even be cut and used in fresh bouquets. Not only is it a hardy tree, but it also doesn’t require much care at all.
2. Weeping Cherry – Snow Fountains
The white blooms hang in droves from this tree. If you are looking for a small weeping tree, then this cold hardy, disease and insect resistant tree might be the one for you. It can reach a height of 8 to 15 feet and enjoys lots of sunshine. It grows best in zones 5 to 8.
1. Chinese Wisteria
Many people allow this plant to grow as a vine, but it can be trained to grow like a tree instead. It will have to be shaped until the main trunk becomes large enough to support the weight of the flowers during the spring and summer. This plant is drought resistant and the purple blooms produce an aroma that is out of this world!
I’d personally love to have all of these in my yard. They are each gorgeous in their own way. What types of trees would you plant in a container garden or suggest to others?
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