Trees and Shrubs That 

in Containers

The ficus tree features a leafy crown of glossy, dark leaves that will complement any decor.

1. Ficus (Ficus benjamina)

Dwarf peach trees love a sunny spot on the patio or terrace.

2. Dwarf Peach  (Prunus persica)

Crape myrtles are some of the showiest shrubs around and they will add a welcome splash of color to a patio or deck, blooming from summer until mid-fall.

4. Crape Myrtle  (Lagerstroemia)

The dwarf Meyer lemon tree reaches an average of 6 feet in height and will produce a bushel of bright lemon fruits preceded by heavenly scented white blossoms.

6. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree (Citrus x limon ‘Meyer’ )

These container fruit trees prefer well-draining soil and should be transplanted to a slightly larger pot every 2 or 3 years to give its roots a bit of room to grow.

8. Kumquat (Citrus japonica)

Opt for dwarf varieties such as Velvet Viking, Red Dragon, or some Rhode Island Red types, which reach a mature height of about 7 feet, making them the perfect accent in  a courtyard.

9. Japanese Maple  (Acer palmatum)

It will add texture and interest to any patio, but it’s especially prized in Southwestern-themed yards.

10. Golden Sword (Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’)

Daphnes are slow-growing shrubs prized for their intoxicating fragrance.

12. Daphne (Daphne spp.)

The plant is drought-tolerant when established, and favors soil that is equal parts clay, sand, and silt.

14. Bougainvillea  (Bougainvillea spp.)

Beloved for its medicinal properties, witch hazel is a slow grower and will remain content in its pot for many years.

15. Witch Hazel  (Hamamelis virginiana)

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