Have you ever wondered what plants can withstand extremely low temperatures? Are you in a cold zone and don’t know what plants you can put in your garden? Well, as brings you a list of shrubs and plants for cold weather that tolerate those conditions well: cactus, yuccas, or pansies are some of the most common, on which we indicate some of the basic care they require to survive optimally.
Many varieties of cactus or nopal bear the cold well, even resisting temperatures below zero degrees. Regarding the cactus, the first thing you should know is that they bear well the lack of water, but an excess of it can make the plant wither. When you water it, do it once the soil is very dry and proceed by pouring the water into the substrate and never over the cactus. In the following article, you can see how to take care of a cactus correctly.
If it is an extremely cold climate, yuccas are an ideal choice because they tolerate temperatures down to -17ºC, although a large area is required to plant them because they measure about 90 cm. In addition, they put out some white flowers when summer begins. Their watering should be done in moderation and they need to receive a lot of sunlight.
On the other hand, pansies are ideal for both hot and cold climates, but since they perfectly survive light frosts and dew, they are a good option for dealing with low temperatures. However, the only condition present is that they have to be watered regularly so that their soil is always moist but not waterlogged, as well as trying to give them plenty of sunlight.
This shrub, also known as sacred bamboo, needs watering every three days in the summer and every ten days in the winter. In addition, it does not freeze, tolerates the summer heat, and resists perfectly the radical changes of temperature. Likewise, its green leaves turn orange and red in autumn, while in winter it produces red fruits.
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This is another bush that manages to adapt to any soil and climate, but in winter also produces some yellow flowers that when they come to fruition, produce bunches of grapes. In addition, the mahonia bears frost and in areas of extreme cold, its leaves turn purple. However, the aquifolium type varies its color from lemon green to reddish in winter, which offers a very nice aspect to any garden.
The Cornus is a shrub that can reach five or six meters high and is resistant to low temperatures and suitable for all types of soils. It is also characterized by the strong color of its trunks, depending on the variety. For example, those of the sanguinea are red, while those of the alba is white. On the other hand, this bush does not require much care and grows well in full sun and shade.
We also propose another shrub native to Japan that can be grown in a pot and is resistant to the low temperatures characteristic of winter. This is the evonimus, an evergreen shrub that is best placed outdoors in full sun in order to keep it in optimal conditions.
Finally, with respect to other plants that can be found in cold climates characteristic of Canada or northern Europe, the velvety moss that grows in the soil or on rocks, is typical of the Arctic and has a maximum height of 10 cm. On the other hand, the lichens are a variety of algae-resistant to the cold that can live with little luminosity and water.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.