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.
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.
This Dwarf Coral Tree is native to Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. It is a shrub with white bark, erect growth and truly showy scarlet flowers. It is suited to warm temperatate to subtropical climates. Its small size and frost resistance ( to about -6 C !) make it suitable for Northern latitudes.
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...
NEW! Hard to find traditional variety of fig from the Canary Islands
This Fig cultivar is one of the most widespread on the Canary Islands. It is very productive and adaptable. Fruits have purple to dark red skin. Flesh is dark pink and very sweet. It is both eaten fresh or used for drying.
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