I have a very boring mailbox area. The mailbox itself is ordinary white plastic, which unfortunately needs to stay that way due to the propensity of young people to knock over mailboxes in our area.
I want to dress up my area with flowering and/or foliage shrubs. The problem of course is that the plants will be right next to the street with all the traffic fumes and of course it is a hot location in full sun.
Close by, I have a croton bed (purple red orange) with orange epidendrums and foxtail ferns, so it should coordinate with that, but I don't want to repeat the same thing because there are several other beds just like it already and it will get monotonous.
I was thinking of a hot pink mandevilla on a trellis with some orange achmea bromeliads and maybe some foxtail ferns for repetition's sake. Do you think those are hardy enough to survive? Other ideas?