Top 6 Best Frost Resistant Plants for Winter

List: Posted: 12/05/11

It is important that you have the right type of plant for your landscaping or gardening all year round, and choosing a plant that can thrive in the winter is difficult.  The ground is frozen, and it will not absorb much water until the springtime.  You need to find a cold resistant plant for the winter that is able to stay beautiful in the winter months. 

 

Fortunately, you can find some great types of plants at almost any garden center that you can plant now and that will look great throughout the winter, and even through the rest of the year.

 

Bayberry

 

Bayberry is a nice choice, and it can do well in the winter, as well as in warmer weather.  You can have these bushes around your yard throughout the year.  The berries on the bush can help to attract birds to your yard.

 

Bergenia

 

This one's an Asian import and thrives well in filtered light, but also needs shade.  They're flexible in terms of their environment, but will only flourish when kept moist, so watering throughout the winter's a must.

 

Holly

 

Holly is a great plant, and most people use it as part of their Christmas décor.  It can be a nice addition to the outside area around your home to add a bit of greenery.  Their berries range from dark crimson to yellow (a nice festive touch to your garden), and are tolerant to dry, cold environments.

 

Camellias

 

When winter can be dreary and colorless, the camellia adds beauty with its pink petals as one of the season's best flowers.  It's a tea plant and must be mulched well to thrive, and only flourishes in partial shade.

 

Snowdrops

 

These plants are great for colder climates and will even emerge from under snow.  If you live in an area that doesn’t receive snow, you will have a wider range of plant choices.  However, you still need to ensure that the plant is going to be able to survive if you area receives less water in the winter months.  This is one of the few flowers that survive in winter.  Widespread in England, these tiny plants have white, bell-shaped flowers.

 

Whatever type of plant you choose for your landscaping efforts, make sure that you plant it early enough so that it will thrive in the winter. Choose something that will beautify your yard while enduring the harsh conditions of the season.

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