Which plants are suitable for the sunniest and warmest parts of your garden? There are many garden plants which like a combination of sun and shade. But plants which can stand the sun all day long should be selected carefully. Especially if the plant is in a pot, the root system can get very hot in the sun. Few garden plants can withstand this. We have listed the three most beautiful and versatile options here.
The Japanese Maple
The beautiful Japanese Maple is known for its unusual leaf shape and impressive colors. There are several colors available, with the red being by far the most commonly seen. These red varieties turn an even shade darker red in the fall and are then truly a sight to behold! And the great thing about this exotic looking tree is that it grows indigenous to our climate.
There are many varieties of Japanese Maple available. So there is always one that is suitable for your garden or even balcony. There are species you can keep as shrubs, and species that can grow up to 10 meters high! Most species will do fine in full sun. In fact, a Japanese Maple needs a lot of sunlight to keep its red colors. If the plant gets too little sun, the colors will fade.
However, a small comment is in order here. There are a small number of Japanese Maple species that are not suitable for a location in which the sun shines all day. Pay close attention to this when purchasing. These require a location where the sun does not reach the leaves in the afternoon. If this does happen, the leaves may burn. Especially with the young trees. If the trees are a bit older, the problem is already less.
However, the vast majority of species will worship the sun. Care does not require much work. A Japanese Maple does well in the full soil or in a pot. Because it is a slow grower, and has a nice shape of its own, pruning is rarely necessary.