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Jackson, TN
Lola1995
May 12, 2018 11:13 AM CST
Hello, I live in West Tennessee and would like some suggestions on what to plant in two large containers on my back patio. It receives at least 6 hours of full sun. In the past, I have had gardenia topiaries in them. I'd prefer some sort of an evergreen shrub or tree that maintains its color year round. I would like something that allows me to underplant for the spring and summer months. I am not a huge fan of dwarf spruce or juniper.
Thanks so much,
Mary Beth
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Xeramtheum
May 13, 2018 8:42 PM CST
Hi Lola and welcome to NGA!

I think a Magnolia grandiflora like Little Gem would be good. It's a slow grower likes full sun or partial shade and at maturity gets about 10 feet.

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