Winter in the garden is not necessarily synonymous with dull colors. On the contrary, there are many shrubs that not only withstand the cold, but also give a particularly noticeable color accent when winter arrives. And what could be more beautiful than a colorful garden under the snow?
1) sacred bamboo
Sacred bamboo, its scientific name Nandina domestica, has the peculiarity of having foliage that changes with the seasons. So in the winter the leaves are a beautiful red-orange. You will appreciate it too beautiful red berries, which will last from summer to the following spring, as will its small white flowers.
2) the candy bush
The candy bush, also called callicarpa, takes its name from the purple fruits that characterize it, which look like candy. But watch out, the fruits are not edible, they are only decorative! These appear in October and last until December.
In addition, the golden hue of the leaf of callicarpa is also a particularly valuable decorative element in the garden.
3) New Zealand flax
New Zealand flax, also known as Phormium, is a shrub that can reach 1 to 3 meters high. The leaves evolve vertically, which gives it a very original appearance.
This shrub supports the maritime climate particularly well. So it can be planted by the sea.Note: to a purple colored leaf, it is necessary to choose the variety “Maori Chief” from Phormium cookianum“.
What’s good with lavender, or lavandulais that it gives off its pleasant fragrance all year round. But it also has the advantage of providing a nice spectacle in winter, especially in the snow. However, subject to cut it into a ball and let the grasses around the plant dry out in the fall.
5) white dogwood
White dogwood, or Cornus alba, differs from other shrubs by the bright red color of the twigs in winter. It then offers an astonishing spectacle. Note that flowering occurs in late spring and early summer, when the shrub develops beautiful white flowers.
6) winter mimosa
The flowering period of the winter mimosa, also called Acacia dealbata, takes place from December to March. This large shrub, which grows to an average height of 10 meters, is then decorated with beautiful flowers yellow and fragrant flowers. Enough to illuminate and embalm your garden!
7) laurel tin
Laurel, his scientific name Viburnum tinus, blooms all winter, that is, from November to April. then beautiful white and pink flowers that color the garden. In December, the fruits of this shrub appear in the form of small berries of dark blue or silver-black color, which gives it a crazy charm.
8) the paper canister:
The paper bush, or Edgeworthia, is a shrub native to China and relatively unknown, which nevertheless benefits from a generous winter bloom. That’s how he gives birth to many little ones orange or yellow flowers, depending on the variety, in the middle of winter, from January to April.
9) beautiful wood
The beautiful wood, also called “Daphne“, Is a low shrub that has the particularity of putting out clusters of pink flowers in winter. Therefore, from January to March, it is not only pleasant to look at but also gives off a very pleasant smell.
The camellia is a shrub that blooms for certain varieties from December to March and that sublime red flowers or finely chiseled roses. Very hardy, camellia can sometimes withstand negative temperatures down to -20 ° C.