Hopi Crape Myrtle is a favorite flowering tree and is perfect in patio containers. It produces gorgeous pink flowers from mid-summer into fall. Foliage and bark changes color dramatically with the seasons. A very beautiful year round appeal. The dwarf variety makes it suitable for containers.
This extremely beautiful tree with small flowers with crinkled petals is compatible with zones 6-10. It has a fast growth rate and flowers mid June through September.
Dwarf Banana trees is a plant that anyone can grow. This flamboyant new dwarf strain has a compact short height and is a wonderful candidate for a container for any area. Apart from plenty of food and water, this is an easy plant to grow. Dwarf Banana grows 3-6′ tall in a container and is fabulous indoors or on a deck. Move plant indoors for winter in Northern zones
Planting requirements : well-drained humus enriched soil. Set at the depth it is in the container it came in. Firm and water thoroughly and needs ample room for the roots and stem to develop. The growth rate is fast once established which takes 3-4 weeks
Improved Meyer Lemon Tree bears year -round and is 8-10′ tall but smaller in a container. The lemon is used to flavor everything. Hardier than most lemons, extremely adaptable as a container plant. It will bear fruit in 1-3 years.
Planting requirements: in containers use a water retentive soil-less media that has good water holding capacity. This container tree is a vigorous grower that requires good fertilization practices and ample amounts of water to produce fruit year round.
Hard Olive Tree can be planted in a large patio container or in a sunroom where the tree will grow 8-10′ tall. You can grow this long-live tree and harvest delicious black olives. I has attractive gray-green foliage and an intriguing gnarled trunk. The olive tree has small creamy white blooms that develop in the axils of the alternate leaves. Place the container along a south or west side of a home. The warm wall will accelerate the ripening of the fruit in well-drained soil in full sun.
This olive tree is a valued ornamental evergreen tree. The olive is self fruitful and will bear small plum-shaped green fruit beginning in late summer and ripening to black in early to mid fall. It does not seem to be bothered by pests or disease.
Areca Palm is one of the world’s most popular indoor plants and hardly needs introduction. Outside it grows into midsized palm with densely clustering slender green trunks. It is best suited to climates ranging from subtropical to tropical. Grown in a container you can easily bring it indoors when it becomes cooler in the fall. It is a slow grower.
Areca palms help clean the air around you in your home by increasing the humidity in the dry indoor air. After a spring and summer on the patio bring it indoors for its benefits. Areca palms can be purchased at local stores with directions on how to care for them.