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.
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...
h= 30-50 cm - Cont. 12x18 cm. Beautiful Hawaiian palm with round, rigid and leathery leaves. Endemic to the dry forests on the island of Molokai, it is fast growing and adaptable to various conditions, resistant to wind and drought and light, short frosts too.
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.
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.
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