Aluminum Planters

In keeping with DeepStream’s commitment to Sustainable Design and craftsmanship, we create square and rectangular commercial grade Aluminum Planters in a natural finish 5086 Marine alloy. We also wholesale popular, cost-effective aluminum planters manufactured from 5052 alloy and powder coated for us in any color a customer specifies.

Modern tall rectangular aluminum planters with slate grey powder coating accent clean crisp modern architecture and windows of a modern gray brick building with natural wood clad overhangs and dramatic downlighting at night.
Modern rectangular aluminum planters are available in heights from 16″ to 32″ and 10″ to 40″ wide and 32″ to 46″ long, with larger custom sizes available. Formed for rigidity and strength, thinner gauge aluminum is an economical option. Powder coated and painted planters are available in custom colors inside and out to meet your project specifications. All planters include 3/8” drain holes and sit on 1/2″ rubber feet to allow drainage and prevent corrosion, which can affect any painted surface.

Short or tall, fashionable powder coated round, rectangular, and square aluminum planters have clean modern lines.

Thinner, powder coated 5052 aluminum planters are a cost- conscious option that can be built to custom sizes in rectangular, square, tapered, or round shapes, with a folded-over lip for strength and rigidity, then given a powder coat finish in any color.

Modern tall tower aluminum planters with slate grey powder coating planted with bright green ferns accent modern architecture and tall windows of a modern gray brick building with natural wood clad overhangs.
Aluminum planters are available in virtually any dimension allowing for interesting complementary and design contrasts, supporting modern architectural design. Modern aluminum Tower Planters available from 24″ to 40″ high.
Modern large square cube aluminum planters with slate grey powder coating planted with bright green ferns accent modern architecture and tall windows of a modern gray brick building with natural wood clad overhangs.
Landscaping with modern powder coated aluminum planters is frequently used to highlight a modern building’s simple geometric architecture, while at the same time adding visual complexity and interest.
A complex arrangement of large, tall, grey powder coated aluminum planters on stepped concrete bases enhance the dramatic entrance of a modern building with equally complex windows and offset glass and aluminum overhang, juxtaposed with a steel columnar art installation.
The simple modern forms of powder coated aluminum planters, juxtaposed with complex geometric architecture, are an artful way to anchor a building entrance with landscaping. Rectangular and square aluminum planters are available in heights from 16″ to 32″ and 10″ to 40″ wide and 32″ to 46″ long. Custom orders are welcome.

Whether you choose square, rectangular, round, or tapered planters, aluminum is one of the most common and durable elements on earth. While we highly recommend leaving Aluminum planters in their natural sanded aluminum finish, they may be painted or powder coated with any color.  

The strength of aluminum over fiberglass makes it a good choice to contain trees and plantings with aggressive roots.  Because aluminum is so easy to work with, it is an ideal medium for custom planters, so contact us for a quotation for your specific needs.

Modern large square cube aluminum planters with slate grey powder coating planted with bright green ferns accent modern architecture and tall multi-story windows of a modern gray brick building.
Nature softens the urban landscape inside these cube-shaped Modern powder coated Aluminum Planters.
Modern square cube aluminum planters with slate grey powder coating planted with trees accent modern architecture and tall windows at the entrance of a modern gray brick building.
Aluminum planters are relatively light, yet strong enough to landscape with trees. Modern aluminum, square Cube Planters from 16″ to 36″.
A round dark bronze painted aluminum planter holds a tree for accent in a bright glass and marble atrium and entrance lobby of a commercial building.
Round Modern Aluminum Planters are as easily formed into square, rectangular, or complex shapes to meet your design needs. Round aluminum planters are 18″ to 24″ in diameter and 18″ to 32″ high. Custom orders are welcome..
Rectangular dark bronze painted aluminum planters landscaped with bushes are arranged to create a sidewalk cafe under large umbrellas on a city plaza next to an historic building made with massive blocks of granite.
Aluminum planters, landscaped with bushes or flowers, are a popular way to control access and create a sidewalk or plaza cafe. Modern rectangular aluminum planters are available in heights from 16″ to 32″ x 10″ to 40″ wide x 32″ to 46″ long. Custom sizes available.

5052 alloy aluminum is used in ship construction, so your planters will last virtually forever.  Because aluminum is so easily and cost-effectively recycled, selecting aluminum planters are a more environmentally sound selection than wood, and are far more durable than fiberglass.

Budget Pricing printable PDF for Aluminum Planters

Modern powder coated Aluminum Planter Budget Price List with Dimensions, Volume, and Weight.
This Budget Price List gives approximate values for Costs, Dimensions, Volume, and Weight for modern powder coated Aluminum Planters. Aluminum is a volatile commodity; call for current pricing.

Prices and warranty of Aluminum Planters are highly dependent on the alloy, thickness, and what finish you choose.

Unpainted “natural” 5086 aluminum planters manufactured by DeepStream have a 10-year structural warranty. The natural finish will develop a deeper patina over the years providing even more protection, if you prefer the bright aluminum finish they may be easily and quickly refinished in place with a power sander. Bare aluminum planters should last for decades, provided they have not been exposed to hydrochloric or sulphuric acid, caustic soda, copper, or potassium, all of which have aggressive action on any aluminum.  If you need to add any of those elements to your soil mixture for any reason, then you should also order a plastic liner.

DeepStream’s Square and Rectangular Modern Aluminum Planters are commercial Landscape Architect grade, made with 5086 3/16″ thick marine-grade aluminum, as used on yachts and commercial ships. They are the strongest and most durable aluminum planters available. 

While the total lifetime cost of DeepStream’s Aluminum planters will be many times less than that of painted aluminum planters, even if you only own them for 5-10 years, the initial cost is higher. It simply takes more labor to produce flawless unpainted aluminum planters, and the more rigid and expensive 5086 marine alloy we use is 3 times thicker than standard aluminum planters. However 5086 aluminum, left in its natural state, creates its own patina that protects it from oxidation in demanding marine environments for decades.

Custom modern large, 24" long X 24" wide X 24" high, cube aluminum planters crafted from 5086 marine alloy with a flawless natural finish shown on a tropical roof terrace.
Do the job right and you do it once! These cube aluminum planters, 24″ long X 24″ wide X 24″ high, crafted from commercial-grade 3/16″ thick 5086 marine alloy will withstand the aggressive root system of this Clusia, while its natural finish will withstand the salty coastal environment for decades to come. DeepStream’s Recycled plastic lumber Mariner planter shown to the left of the cube is a perfect companion planter.

DeepStream’s natural finish 5086 Commercial Aluminum Planters can handle plants with aggressive roots like the Clusia above or runner Bamboo.

Custom modern large, 48" long X 36" wide X 24" high, rectangular aluminum planters crafted from 5086 marine alloy aluminum with a flawless natural finish shown on a tropical roof terrace.
Custom modern large, 48″ long X 36″ wide X 24″ high, rectangular aluminum planters crafted from rigid 3/16″ 5086 marine alloy with a flawless natural finish that will last for decades, providing the lowest total cost of ownership over time. Planters may be ordered with 3/4″ or 1″ HDPE plastic foot pads attached by threaded aluminum studs.

Commercial Mini-Greenhouse Aluminum Planters

The self-contained aluminum raised planter bed greenhouse, is constructed with slide-up-easy panels using DeepStream’s proprietary trademark marine-anodized aluminum structural extrusions. Panels and removable roof are made with insulating Twin-Wall polycarbonate panels.

A studio photo of a Commercial Mini-Greenhouse Aluminum Planter 8' long X 3' wide X 2' high. 6' upright extrusions on each corner hold 4 sliding twin-wall polycarbonate insulating panels and roof all of which can be removed for the summer and replaced with mesh screen.
The commercial mini-greenhouse planter shown is 8′ long X 3′ wide X 2′ high, a cost-effective size, with 6′ uprights holding the sliding panels. The planter box can be custom sized to meet your needs, while uprights can be up to 12 feet high.

Panels may be replaced in the summer with an open mesh screen to keep out birds and other pests, while allowing bees and other pollinators to enter.

Studio photo showing how DeepStream's trademark Audubon aluminum frame system allows the lightweight rigid Twin-Wall panels to lift easily with a convenient handle.
DeepStream’s trademark Audubon aluminum frame system allows the lightweight rigid Twin-Wall panels to lift easily with a convenient handle.
Stucio detail photos showing 3/16" gusseted MIG-welded 5086 Marine Aluminum construction for rigidity.
3/16″ gusseted MIG-welded 5086 Marine Aluminum construction adds rigidity to the 2-foot high Mini-Greenhouse Aluminum Planter sidewalls.
Studio photo showing how a quick release retaining pin holds up the sliding side panels of the Commercial Mini-Greenhouse Aluminum Planters.
Secure the 4 sliding panels with quick-release pins for effortless gardening, or the panels may be lifted completely out.

If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at dsdmiami@gmail.com.  Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.  

Click here for a printable PDF with complete detailed information on corrosion behavior of Aluminum in Marine Environments.


DeepStream Advanced 3-Part Planter Liner Drain-Pad shown as components and finished pad.
DeepStream’s advanced drainage pads: TremDrain Board improves drainage area and efficiency, filter fabric reduces drain blockage by silt and organic material, Biobarrier helps prevent root blockage.
Tips for improving Planter Drainage

Drain packs must be used in conjunction with a proper planting medium for container gardening, and inorganic filtering material to slow the drainage water so that any clay “fines” that could coat the geotextile will instead settle to the bottom of the liner below the side-wall drain.

  • When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact. The design of the planter liner is one of the important components.
  • Generally, more tended plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots, but more importantly, that space allows clay “fines” present in all most all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.
  • DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter packs. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 stock proprietary plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.
  • Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local climate, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls with a hole saw bit. If additional threaded ports are needed we stock two-part watertight bulkhead fittings.
  • Planting mediums for container gardening are as varied as local climates and plant species.  Here in Florida, we can get 6” of rain in a day in the rainy season, so we need a quick draining material and we often add perlite. If you have a dry climate, you may need to add more vermiculite to retain water.  Since Florida also has a dry season where it my not rain for a month or more at a time, we use drip irrigation, as the planting medium we use for the rainy season dries out far too quickly during the dry season.  For more in-depth information on drip irrigation, drainage, and the many aspects of container gardening check the Helpful Resource Links to planterblog.com listed at the bottom of this page.

Click here for a direct link to more information on DeepStream’s 3-Component Drain Packs

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