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.
"Sweet granadilla" is a high-elevation passion fruit from the Andes. It does well in cool climates and can fruit even in countries with short, cool summers. It does not like frost but it can sprout back from the roots or it can be pruned and protected.
"Elkhorn ferns" or "staghorn ferns" naturally grow on tree trunks as epiphytes. This species is native to Oceania and tolerates almost-freezing temperatures, so it can be grown outdoors in sheltered areas of the Mediterranean. We offer a large multi-headed plant grown in a hanging basket. If you divide it, you can make 2 or 3 large plants and a few more...
Pygmy bamboo is one of the smallest bamboos, and its leaves are also very small. It will quickly form a very nice carpet in the garden. It is one of the best of the dwarf bamboos for use as a bonsai. This species is similar to Pleioblastus distichus, but its leaves do not display the fern-like leaf grouping.
Delicate, small-leaved shrubby bamboo variegated in white. Leaves typically have a white stripe in the center. It is versatile in size, beause it can be kept as low as a groundcover, trimmed as a hedge or allowed to slowly reach >2m in height
Adult, thick 60-80 cm plant. This is one of the cold hardiest of all Plumerias. It bears perfect domes of white and yellow flowers with overlapping petals.This cultivar is known from the Italian city of Palermo, in Sicily. It is well adapted to the mediterranean climate and takes more cold than most other cultivars. Experts suspect that it could be a...
Widespread Spanish cultivar of Almond, with superior frost-resistance. It was selected in a cold area by Zaragoza by the priest who wanted to find an almond tree able to grow well in the area. Desmayo means Fainting and this is because the branches of the tree are exceptionally weeping, a bit like a willow. This doubtlessly helped the tree to resist frost.
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.
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