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These 5 Plants Will Bloom In Your Backyard Even In The Coldest Months

These 5 Plants Will Bloom In Your Backyard Even In The Coldest Months

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Nothing looks more beautiful than backyards filled with blossoms in spring and summer. But what if I told you that you can get the same effect during the winter months?

Yes, it’s possible; some species prefer such conditions and if combined with evergreen foliage plants, they’ll provide you with a captivating display of colors!

In this article, I’ll show you a few plants that will bloom in your backyard even in the coldest months!

Let’s get started!  

1. Camellia

Camellias are one of the most beautiful plants you’ll find and the main reason is the large colorful blossoms and lush foliage. 

There are many varieties so you can choose one based on your color preference. For instance, if you like pink blooms, go with Drama Girl or Donation

The April Dawn variety generates lovely white blooms and is hardy in zone 6. If you want to see flowers from January through March, hybrids such as China Clay and Les Jury will do the job.

Camellias have a long blooming season, making them a perfect candidate for backyards. 

You should plant these beauties in partial shade and keep their soil consistently moist

If you want to encourage healthier growth, you can prune your camellias when they finish blooming.

2. Winter-flowering Clematis

The delicate scented blossoms of Winter-flowering clematis will give your backyard a touch of elegance in the cooler season. 

There are numerous winter-blooming varieties of clematis; the popular trio includes Jingle Bells, Advent Bells, and Winter Beauty. Some varieties produce white blooms, whereas some have cute freckles on the petals. 

Clematis plants don’t need much to thrive; partial shade and moist, rich, and quick-draining soil will ensure healthy development and an abundance of captivating blossoms.

You can keep your clematis in pots or attach it to a fence or wall for some privacy. This plant really has it all!

3. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a great choice if you opt for a colorful and vibrant winter garden. The blossoms come in yellow, which isn’t a commonly seen color in backyards during the winter months. 

These are low-maintenance plants so if you’re a novice gardener, Witch hazel won’t disappoint you. Even though these plants look lovely in every season, their true splendor is revealed in winter. 

Witch hazel is a pretty large plant and can reach 20 feet under optimal conditions. It’s essential to ensure a lot of space between each plant for healthy growth; 12 feet will suffice. 

4. Viburnum X Bodnantense ‘Dawn’

If you opt for a unique backyard in the winter months, then Bodnant viburnum is a top candidate. The tubular pink and intensely fragrant blooms appear on naked stems, making the plant stand out. 

You can use it as a hedging plant, in informal and cottage garden styles, and it looks adorable in beds and borders. 

It would be best to plant this Viburnum near the patio to enjoy its lovely fragrance. 

This is one of the plants that can grow in clay soil, but it will thrive best if you ensure some drainage; a layer of compost does wonders!

If you live in regions with mild winters, your backyard will be full of blooms from late fall through early spring. Those who live in areas with harsh winters can expect to see blooms from late winter through early spring

5. Winter Daphne

Daphne plants adorn gardens worldwide but if you want the blooms in the cold season, you should choose the Winter daphne variety (Daphne odora Aureomarginata).

The lovely blossoms of daphne develop into clusters, adding a special touch of beauty to the plant. They’ll make a perfect addition to scented gardens. The leaves are dark green and adorned with creamy gold edges. 

You should plant your Winter daphne in dappled sunlight in fertile, moisture-retentive, and quick-draining soil type

These plants are shorter and more compact than others from this list, making them a perfect choice for smaller backyards

Backyards may look dull in the coldest months, but these 5 flowering plants will fix it easily!