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Old 04-06-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I live in an apartment and am looking for suggestions for a large and tall plant or tree that will grow well in a container for the corner of my balcony.

I live on the top floor so my balcony has a vaulted ceiling. My best guess is that it is 10 feet at its peak, although it could be even taller than that. The corner area is large enough to house a plant or tree that is a few feet in width.

The corner gets afternoon sun for four or five hours a day. My zone is 7b and I am looking for something that I can leave out there year-round so I don't have to drag it in and out a few times a year.

I would like something that has an appealing look, but other than that I am very open to just about anything.

What would you plant in this area?

I will try to upload some pictures of my balcony later in case that helps some of you visualize the area I am working with.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Here's a suggestion. Pigmy Palm, a very poular container plant and e-z to care for.
Pygmy Palm
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Pygmi Palm looks just like you want a palm to look, but OP will need to drag it inside or the frost WILL kill it. We do have a Pindo Palm which does fine below freezing.
I'm thinking a wax myrtle might be pretty. It's a nice small tree that we have had growing next to our driveway in zone 8 and it gets nice little berries that the birds like, but it's not messy.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Try a Rubber tree plant, move it indoors if there is a danger of frost though.
How To Care For A Rubber Tree Plant


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