Does anyone have any ideas for a Small Tree/Large Shrub to be planted in large containers at the front of a south-facing building? Ideally: -year round interest -airy as they will be either side of a bay window so don't want to block too much light -easy to maintain, happy to prune to keep in shape -native or naturalised as we are creating wildflower/pollinator friendly spaces -not too expensive
I like ilex/Holly trained as standard lollipop shape.
Does anyone think hawthorn/blackthorn/guelder Rose might work as we have access to some of those? Or a flame coloured dogwood?
I thought I would update you We have about 15 shrubs growing in small containers at the moment. Guelder rose, hawthorn, blackthorn, dog rose. They will form our hedge when we transplant them into larger containers.
We still haven't decided about the trees for the front. Salix Kilmarnock and Acer palmatum are current favourites