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The winter can be a time of cold and darkness. Good news! It doesn’t have to be that way in your garden. Many perennials, annuals, and shrubs actually bloom in the coldest months of the year, sometimes when there’s still snow on the ground in colder regions. Before adding these plants to your landscape, check your USDA hardiness zone here to be sure they’ll survive winters where you live. Then start digging! Below we have gathered our favorite striking plants for winter.
Cabbage and Kale
Our first beautiful plants for your garden are ornamental kale and cabbage. These are both very popular annual plants that look especially good in a large planting or as edging plants. Their bold rosettes nearly steal the show of your garden and will add the perfect touch of color.
Japanese Maple Trees
Next on our list is the Japanese maple tree. This tree does best in the winter and will give your garden a pop of color. This stunning tree presents purples, reds, yellows, and oranges. They have a spreading crown and tend to have large layering branches to provide great shade. You will love this tree year-round.
Camellias are known as the queen of winter. These beautiful, simple flowers will add pink and yellow to your garden along with their evergreen foliage. Camellias have waxy petalled flowers that linger on long stems. These flowers are long-lived plants and can live up to 100 years.
We are in love with these snowy white blossoms. Oddly, this plant is part of the rose family. It brings beauty to your garden year-round. This graceful plant also provides year-round interest from white spring flowers to smooth gray bark and edible purple fruit.
The last plant we think would look amazing in your winter garden is witch hazel. With the spidery flowers and heady fragrance, these plants are perfect by a path or doorway. This plant actually requires a winter chill to fully flower. You’ll want to mulch this plant to help it retain moisture.
Now that you have the full list of our favorite striking plants for winter, we hope they make your garden! If you have any questions about gardening, landscaping, or your lawn in general, SunCo is here to help. Feel free to call or reach out!