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what to plant, NOT cactus

 
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Ava



Joined: 14 Mar 2009
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Location: Scottsdale

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: what to plant, NOT cactus Reply with quote

I have 3 very large pots, about 2 and a half feet deep and I'm wondering
if there would be any tree that would do well in a pot such as this? I really
need some sort of shade for in front of my fifth wheel, it has a southern
exposure but I want to be able to move it next year when I move
the fifth wheel. Can't plant anything permanent in front of it because of
the possibility of moving it in and out but we do need some shade. Any
ideas? I hate bouganvilla, and oleanders, and of course I dont care for
cactus either, Laughing I know, living in the desert I should like cactus but
I don't like anything with thorns.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hibiscus will do well in pots if given enough water.
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grant_in_arizona



Joined: 03 Nov 2010
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Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good ol' hopseed (Dodonea) does very well in containers if given enough water. It's not exactly a tree, but a large growing shrub. You could let it just grow naturally as a large leafy shrub or you could limb the lower branches and give it a pseudo-tree shape. I've got a small hedge of it on the SW corner of my garden and it's done great. If you get purple hopseed it will get a bruise burgundy-purple tinge to the foliage in winter. Good luck!
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