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similar looking plant

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  • Apr 23rd, 2020 10:49 am
Jun 4, 2018
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similar looking plant

Please advise a similar looking plant that could withstand Toronto winters in the planter. Ideally it should be evergreen.
Planters will be exposed to sun about 6-7 hours daily.
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Feb 4, 2010
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What you posted isn't an evergreen..pretty sure it's not even a real plant (looks artificial). You don't have too many options if you're looking for container evergreens. We're in zone 5. General rule of thumb for containers is 2 zones below - so anything zone 3 and below should be fine. Dwarf mugo pine should meet your needs - zone 2, evergreen, prefers full sun and max growth height of 3ft.

Not a evergreen but you could try boxwood cedar, which may resemble what you've posted. I have one in a planter that survived the winter.
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Jun 21, 2003
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Stoney Creek, ON
Thanks for sharing these plants. My wife and I were looking for something to plant on our patio planters and ended up ordering those Costco lemon cypress. We know from our research that we will basically be treating them as annuals this way but we are okay with that. We will potentially bring them in in the winter if we can but we are not certain. Regardless do you have a recomendation on how deep the soil should be in our planter for these guys? I need to pick some up this week for it. Thanks!
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Sep 1, 2005
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https://www.costco.ca/boxwood-hedging%2 ... 93496.html

Boxwood hedging. Not sure how well they'd do in containers. You might need to prep containers with insulation and you might need to even need to water in winter.

Grasses might also look nice - they're using these in concrete jungle areas like parking lots, road dividers

'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass - no maintenance required. If you're planting around deck areas, no need to use planters to get height.


Best place to buy quantities of plants including grasses is Northland (definitely worth the drive). Plants may be smaller (1 gallon pots) than what you may find at some nurseries but pricing might be 1/3rd or even a 1/4 the cost (all plants are $6.99 / 1 gallon plant) and the plants grow quickly.


Their website is good. you see pics and info like uses, height, lighting etc.
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