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.
2 years old, 20-30 cm tall. This Dioon is elegant and different, with a stout trunk and glowing blue arching leaves with "V"arranged leaflets. It was described in 2003 and it is also frost hardy. Seeds are hard to find and awfully expensive, but we got a few for our nursery.
Grafted tree. Spanish cultivar with very large, smooth, juicy fruits of "Japanese loquat", with a pale colour. The perfect fruit tree for the home garden, with sweet and acid fruits and very ornamental foliage. Fully hardy to about -7 C but also survives to about -17 C.
A classic of subtropical gardening. This is one of the cold-hardiest coral-trees and it is quite easy to grow and bloom, with fabulous sprays of large coral-red flowers. It can be a small shrub to a tree of 10 or more meters in height.
This is one of the oldest cultivars of the "Leopard Plant", and it is the one that gives the name because of its showy spots. It is still one of the most used and loved forms. This cultivar of Farfugium japonicum does not grow very large, and the glossy blotched leaves are a show indeed.
Large sized Farfugium with different leaves. "Escargot" means snail in French, and in this cultivar of Farfugium leaf margins are a bit "squared" and leaf lobes do overlap, forming a spiral reminiscent of a snail. The whole leaf looks like a snail... with some good fantasy. Some experts believe that 'Escargot' is a hybrid between Farfugium 'Giganteum' and...
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