Tokyo balcony

Getting fuller on narrow Tokyo balcony

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今年、ベランダで一番の人気者はバナナの木です。暑い天気のおかげで、全体的に大きくなっています。

This year’s balcony star is the banana tree. As the weather heats up, the garden gets bigger.

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Common hedge gets bigger and even flowers on Tokyo balcony

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今年はベランダのカナメモチが咲いています。育てやすい植物で、どんな形にも剪定できます。東京の路地のどこにでもあります。ベランダにもいいと思います。 

Everywhere in Tokyo you see this evergreen hedge plant called kanamemochi (カナメモチ, or Photinia glabra). In spring, the new leaves are red. This year our balcony bush flowered for the first time. I highly recommend growing this bush anywhere in Tokyo. It requires very little care and can be shaped easily.