What is the best plant/shrub for 36" urn planter for all year round.

I would like suggestions for a low maintenance plant or shrub that can stay all year round in this planter.
It is about 36" tall.
I look forward to great ideas!!
Thank you,
q what is the best plant shrub for 36 urn planter for all year round
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 08, 2017
    What is you location and lighting?

  • Ellis Ellis on Jun 09, 2017
    A friend has a planter like this with a dwarf ninebark (wine-colored leaves, flowers in summer). It does drop leaves in winter, but it's got interesting bark; a stunning plant and withstands cold. I think it's Little Devil, and grows to about 3 ft. tall.

  • Greg Greg on Jun 09, 2017
    A lemon tree can take a fair amount of abuse and you will get fruit every winter. All the best with that.

  • Grace Robertson Grace Robertson on Jun 09, 2017
    I would plant English, devil or pothos ivy. They are tough plants. Best part is that you can shape the ivy into a topiary

  • Bon13995887 Bon13995887 on Jun 09, 2017
    We live in northern Illinois (zone 5) and have always had excellent luck growing small arborvitae in containers. We've had them in a container for years, then successfully relocated them to the yard when they got too big.

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    • Clarice Schattle Clarice Schattle on Jun 09, 2017
      You could plant the ivy around the base of your arborvitae, allowing it to
      flow down the sides of the planter.

  • Karen Gooch Simmons Karen Gooch Simmons on Jun 09, 2017
    I have a couple of lime colored coral bell plants in pots that have gotten bigger and prettier the last 2 years. They keep their leaves in winter although they do go down a little. They perk back up in the spring and are beautiful.

  • Lisa Bradley-Schroeck Lisa Bradley-Schroeck on Jun 09, 2017
    How tall do you let them get before transplanting? I like this one!

  • Suzie Carpenter Suzie Carpenter on Jun 09, 2017
    Maybe a Korean lilac kept pruned to a small size

  • Gregg Gregg on Jun 09, 2017
    Dwarf Alberta spruce, or boxwood both hold up well in planters. For color in summer you can plant annuals around the base of the shrubs, if there is space.

    • Ann Marie Ann Marie on Jun 09, 2017
      That was going to be my suggestion too, including the annuals at the base. That way she gets green all winter and additional color in summer.

  • Diana Diana on Jun 09, 2017
    We had boxwoods in 2 large containers.

  • Nstrasser1 Nstrasser1 on Jun 09, 2017
    Box woods or any other evergreen does well. Birds Nest Spruce would probably be my pick. Check out on Internet. I liked Verburum as well especially verigated species as they do nicely in containers plus they're hardy and lend a bit of color.. Croton plants are also to be considered because the are colorful and do well in containers. But if you don't live in Florida you may have to bring inside during winter. I've used Croton plants inside when living in Pa and they do well in a sunny spot away from direct heat. Outside in Florida the heat is no problem and they survive well the droughts. But a hard freeze will definitely kill them back to their root if in ground- meaning I've had some in yard get killed to ground during a freeze and then come back from root to become hardy plant again. But In a container freeze would probably kill them totally.

  • Mickey Mickey on Jun 09, 2017
    Boxwood shrubs are wonderful.

  • Vod8414542 Vod8414542 on Jun 10, 2017
    A Cordeline the red