This is our selection of plants that can stand some cold. Some will only resist to cool weather and light frost, but some others will take hard frost in colder climates. They are all very different but they deserve to be tried because all these tropical-looking plants have non tropical requirements. They will surely thrive outdoors in coastal Mediterranean climates or in a mildly heated greenhouse where frost does not occur.
Saturn peaches are smaller and flatter than a regular peach. Their skin is yellow and red, and they are usually less fuzzy than ordinary peaches. Their flesh is also a lot firmer, sweeter and more fragrant than a regular peach. The inside of the peach is pale in appearance.
1,5-3 m shrub, suitable for pot culture. Glossy leaves and round, ornamental flavourful fruits, often used in sorbets or sauces and drinks. Very rich in Vitamin C.Resistant to short frosts down to -5°C.
This dwarf guava was originally brought from Reunion Island. It is a super dwarf guava with miniature leaves and small, good fruits. It is more a conversation peace than a real fruit tree, but it a nice choice for the fruit collector. It is possibly in the species Psidium guava.
Beautiful large Puya with grey-white leaves with few spines, up to 1 m tall, forming clusters with age It bears showy inflorescences, 2 m tall, with blue-black flowers from purple-pink bracts. It is known from a few restricted location at high altitude in the provinces of Tucuman and Catamarca, in northwestern Argentina.
h= 30-60 cm - Cont. 22 cm. Caribbean Sabal palm with grey-blue leaves with a bright cream-yellow costa. Juveniles have very wide segments, while adult palms have deeply split blades with thin segments. This palm can take short light frosts. It is a bit more hardy than the similar species Sabal mauritiiformis.
The Soap Tree, Soapberry or 'jaboncillo' is is a tree native to the Americas and some Pacific Islands. The fruit occur in large pyramidal clusters at the ends of branches and it is very soapy. You can actually wash your hands by simply rubbing the fruits! It is very easy to grow, also in pots, and can easily take short, light frost so it is suitable for...
Native to Southern Eruope from about 200 to 2800 m, it has neat stolinferous rosettes with a red hue, and ciliate ("Hairy") leaf margins. It naturally grows in rocky outcrops and cliffs, but it became well known in ancient times since it was typically found on roofs, hence the name "tectorum", meaning "of the roofs"
This all-white wooly Senecio is native to the Little Karroo of South Africa. Senecio haworthii is renown for its cold hardiness as it takes short frosts to -6 C. 'Mont Blanc' is a select clone which is a stouter and whiter than the typical species.
This is a nice wild form of the popular semi-succulent gesneriad named Sinningia speciosa. It has almost-white flowers with dark throat and some mauve on the tube, Leaves are also nice with the typical velvety touch and pale veins contrasting with the much darker leaf blade.
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