Plant For Containers In Exposed Conditions.
How to create a container with plants in an exposed area
For exposed conditions with strong winds, consider plants that are drought tolerant and can withstand harsh conditions, such as succulents, herbs, and grasses. Some popular options include:
Skimmia Japonica – this is one of the best plants we have come across for planting in containers in exposed conditions with its white flower and red berries in the autumn and early winter.
Skimmia is a hardy evergreen shrub that can tolerate wind, cold temperatures, and partial shade. It produces fragrant flowers in spring and can add year-round interest to your garden with its glossy leaves and red berries in winter. However, it is worth noting that it prefers slightly sheltered conditions and may not perform well in areas with extremely strong winds.
Variegated ivy (Hedera helix ‘Variegata’) can be a good choice for planting in containers in exposed conditions, as it is hardy and can tolerate wind and partial shade. Ivy is a fast-growing plant that can provide a lush, green appearance to your garden, and its variegated leaves can add interest and color. However, it is important to note that ivy can become invasive and may require frequent pruning to keep it under control, especially in areas with high winds, where it can quickly grow and spread beyond the boundaries of the container.
Gaultheria can be a good choice for planting in containers in exposed conditions, as some species are hardy and can tolerate wind and cold temperatures. Gaultheria is an evergreen shrub that is native to temperate and subarctic regions, and it produces attractive, white or pinkish flowers in summer, followed by edible, red or blue berries in autumn and winter. Some popular species for containers include Gaultheria shallon, Gaultheria procumbens, and Gaultheria mucronata. However, it is important to choose a species that is suitable for your climate and to provide appropriate protection and shelter for the plant, especially in areas with strong winds.
Other plant chooses for containers in exposed areas include
- Ornamental grasses (e.g. Miscanthus, Festuca)