Winter is almost here!
It is easy to picture yourself wrapped in a warm blanket, sipping on hot cocoa.
However, the reality is that things tend to get a bit lifeless and gloomy – inside and outside your home.
How about choosing some winter plants that will bloom in your front yard, adding a flare of color and cheer!
Below are 11 winter plants that will survive the cold weather and give you gorgeous blooms!
1.) Winter Heath
This evergreen shrub is amazing at surviving harsh weather. It blooms from early winter to late spring and requires very little care.
2.) Nandina – Heavenly Bamboo
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina) is certainly not a bamboo!
The leaves of this garden shrub turn green, red, and purple before falling. In the summer, clusters of white flowers grow.
In the late fall and into the winter, bright red berries grow from plant, brightening up your yard and garden!
3.) Winter Jasmine
The Winter Jasmine is known for its ability to climb its way up a wall or trellis.
Even in the freezing winter, the branches are covered with bright yellow flowers!
4.) Royal Star Magnolia
Source: The Honey Tree Nursery
Magnolia is a lovely late winter flower that looks and smells amazing!
This medium-sized plant will bloom beautifully, just in time to brighten up your spring yard!
Source: The Spruce
My personal favorite is this colorful, cheery holly shrub!
Long after the fall foliage has withered away, these scarlet-red berries bring a cheery pop of color to your front yard!
6.) Winter Pansies
If these flowers are planted in the fall, their roots will grow even during the lowest of temperatures.
They will pop their heads up out of the snow, often signalling the end of winter.
As the spring weather progresses, they continue to bloom strong!
7.) Christmas Rose
Source: 99 Roots
These flowering plants should be planted in the spring.
They have the ability to bloom all winter long, as well as the soil is moist and they have adequate amount of shade.
8.) Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
At the end of winter, this bright yellow plant will appear in all it’s glory!
The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood plant can be grown as a small garden tree or a shrub.
9.) Evergreen Camellias
In the middle of January, these rose-like flowers will surprise you by poking their head through the snow!
These plants have thick green leaves, often grow over 10 feet tall, and can live up to a century long!
In late fall, the Cotoneaster is covered in bright, red berries!
These plants grow into a lovely, small tree – as long as they are in moderately fertile soil and receive daily sunshine!
11.) Viburnum x Bodnantense ‘Dawn’
These gorgeous pink blossoms will show themselves all winter long!
These strongly-scented blooms can be seen October to December and January to March.
Have you ever driven by someone’s home in the winter and seen gorgeous blossoms and wondered, “What is blooming this time of the year?”
This year, how about making your own yard bright and cheery!
You can shop these plants at your local flower shop or on Amazon.com.