Evergreen planters

Evergreen planters

Answer: what plants to put in my planters?

SOS. My husband and I are building a house in Tarquinia ... you know, architects sometimes have strange ideas, and ours wanted to insert three planters in the structure of the house and here the problem arises ... they are practically unattainable so I was wondering what kind of evergreen plants could we plant?


Evergreen Planters: Answer: Planter Evergreens

Dear Simonetta,

the choice of evergreen plants to place in your planters depends on a number of factors: size of the planters themselves, positioning, presence of drainage holes for water. Since the house is located in an area of ​​Italy with fairly mild winters, any small garden shrubs could find a place in your planters, only if the planters are not very capacious, or if they are placed in full sun for many hours in the days, and therefore it becomes difficult to water the plants, I believe that aridity and desiccation can always be lurking. If, on the other hand, it is possible to install a drip irrigation system in the planters, you can plant small viburnums, or pyracanhta or cottons, perhaps in the dwarf varieties, which tend not to become intrusive; if the planters can be watered, but are in the shade or partial shade, you can place azaleas, or small rhododendrons, also in this case choosing the dwarf varieties, so that over the years it is not necessary to prune the shrubs.

If instead the planters are always in the sun, small in size, and it is not possible to place an irrigation system, I believe it is necessary to use them only for succulent plants, which can survive long hot and dry seasons; the only plants that can survive in these conditions are sempervivum, or aptenia: plants with succulent leaves, which retain water, so that they can be used when summer arrives, when the rains no longer provide watering.

If the planters are very large, a large agave can also find a place there, which does not fear drought, or even the winter cold of Tarquinia.


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