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Q.What Is A Shade And Container Tolerant Shrub For Southern California

Zone 90292 | fsterrett43 added on November 13, 2023 | Answered

I am looking for a container and shade tolerant shrub for a balcony in Southern California.

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Answered on November 13, 2023

For your balcony, consider planting the Dwarf Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'). It's a compact, evergreen shrub that thrives in containers and tolerates shade well. This shrub features attractive foliage and produces small, urn-shaped flowers. Ensure well-draining soil, and provide occasional watering to keep it healthy in your balcony setting. In addition to the Dwarf Japanese Pieris, you might consider the Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) and the Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica). Both are container-friendly, shade-tolerant shrubs that thrive in Southern California. Indian Hawthorn offers glossy foliage and pink or white blooms, while Heavenly Bamboo provides a unique bamboo-like appearance with colorful foliage.

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