outdoor potted plant / small tree - Knowledgebase Question

Guttenberg, Ne
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Question by jsgalante
August 8, 2010
we have an outdoor terrace, and want to buy a potted plant or small tree - lite sun (northern exposure) + gets windy sometimes.....suggestions?

Answer from NGA
August 8, 2010
With such an exposure, I think you'll be happy with a dwarf pine or Nandina (heavenly bamboo). Herbs from a mediterranean climate, like rosemary, lavender, thyeme, oregano etc also do very well in wind, and they have small waxy leaves that lose less water. But in your zone you will have to winter them inside or replace them every year. If you winter lavender and rosemary inside they can grow to be shrub-sized. Hope these suggestions are helpful. Enjoy your terrace garden.

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