Sydney balcony, block sun.

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Sydney balcony, block sun.

Postby Damian » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:05 pm

Hi Peoples. I need help choosing a plant. I'm trying to block the sun coming in the bottom half of my balcony windows. Some of the requirements are, not attracting birds, thin (balcony isn't very wide), like the sun (north facing and no roof). Ideally about 1m in height and less than 40cm thick.

I purchased a Plum Gorgeous but i think this plant will be a little to bushy but i was informed i could prune it into shape. Anyhow, it needs a companion.
Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Sydney balcony, block sun.

Postby dalelesley » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:29 pm

Perhaps a dwarf orange or lemon which you can also prune to shape and receive lovely perfume when it flowers plus some fresh fruit. You can grow them on a trellis as well
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Re: Sydney balcony, block sun.

Postby Pam » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:38 am

Hi Damian. Callistemon Great Balls Of Fire doesn't flower and gets to around that height but you would possibly need to give it the odd haircut to keep it with your 40cm limit.

Whatever you have there is going to need careful consideration on pot choice. If the roots aren't insulated they will bake out there.
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Re: Sydney balcony, block sun.

Postby Damian » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:12 pm

Thanks very much for the input. The Callistemon looks lovely but if I got another shrub I think I'd like something to contrast the Plum Gorgeous colour.
I'm now thinking a dwarf citrus is the was to go. They will have height earlier than shrub also. I can get a Tangelo delivered for just over $50.
http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/dwarf ... a-tree.htm

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