When you need a sturdy material that lasts virtually forever, go for Canterbury granite. Granite planters are heavy, which makes them well-suited for forming nice-looking security barriers. Their heft also makes them difficult for vandals to move or destroy—you’d need a forklift to run off with one of these containers, especially after it is planted. For public spaces that require tough, yet sophisticated square stone planters, granite is a good choice.
Granite Container Care
Once installed and planted, granite planter requires virtually no care, so it is well-suited for landscapes where maintenance is hit or miss. As a natural stone, granite can be difficult to clean after a graffiti attack, but these pots are easier to scrub and clean than any composite material would be.
Perfect Showcase for All Plants
Likely the best reason to use granite pots and containers as opposed to other materials is that they perfectly showcase all types of plants. From large indoor palm tree installations to outdoor pots filled with annuals, perennials, and shrubs, everything looks good in granite.
One popular use is to create an enclosed outdoor seating area. The native Lily Pilly tree is a medium-sized evergreen plant that is ideal for larger seating areas. It can also be pruned into a topiary shape.
Ficus trees with bright green leaves reflect the sun and brighten up outdoor seating areas. Eucalyptus trees create fragrant hedges offering outdoor diners privacy while they eat. Granite containers are best for creating seating sections that are fairly permanent since the containers are too heavy to move regularly once they’ve been planted.
While granite is a great showcase for almost every type of plant, it is also able to easily coordinate with other architectural materials. Both darker and lighter container material colors are shiny, which makes them suitable for use around glass and polished steel.
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