container plants for concrete drive on west side
My driveway runs right up against the west side of our brick veneered house. Needless to say, it's very hot in the summer afternoons. I'm hoping to find an evergreen plant that will grow bushy enough in a container there to hide my garbage cans from the front. There is no shade at the top of the drive where the cans are.
I've been trying a Lady Banks rose, but it isn't happy. I also have an osmanthus, but it's just not getting very big to give cover. Does anyone know of a plant that could thrive in this situation?
Another possibility is to make a brick planter right on the driveway up against the house. I just wonder if this would damage the house with its moisture, and if a plant could grow in it successfully without also being destructive to the house.
Anyone got any opinions on this?