Nature seems to be asleep, but a few bold plants are sticking out their colorful blooms from under the hoarfrost. Get to know the fascinating beauties and learn interesting facts about winter bloomers, their care and planting.
In winter, nature rests and gray sadness prevails on many days. But with the right choice of plants, you can add color to the gray and on sunny days the first insects will enjoy the bright flowers and the fine scent will give you a glimpse of spring. With our tips you will find out which plants defy the frost and provide colorful bright spots in the wintry garden or on the balcony.
Which trees bloom in winter?
Many garden areas can be beautified with winter jasmine as an easy -care tree. The robust winter bloomer is also ideal for large containers. The dainty, bright yellow flowers appear in large numbers and create a wonderful effect from afar. With the shrubby climbing plant, you can easily create overhanging greenery on walls or the plant can be displayed upright with climbing aids and obelisks. The branches are wonderful as cut flowers for the vase and let the harbingers of spring move into the house.
A classic in the garden is the willow tree. This is known as a trunk with different trunk heights. Create an inviting atmosphere with this tree on the balcony, in the garden or at the entrance to the house. Catkin willows are extremely decorative all year round and, in combination with a seasonal underplanting, become a feast for the eyes all year round
For months the winter heather is in full bloom and defies the winter. Plant the perpetual bloomer in combination with dwarf shrubs in the balcony box or as a flat, permanent ground cover in the front yard. Dull winter days are brightened up and the blooming splendor of the dwarf shrub adds color to the wintry garden. The tree is easy to care for and delights with pink, white or red flowers. A pruning immediately after flowering keeps the plants vital.
Which trees bloom and smell in winter?
The winter snowball is stately and magnificent to look at and its scent is unique. The first delicate pink blossoms appear as early as December, transforming into a veritable sea of blossoms by spring. The unique scent is beguiling on sunny days, so it is best to plant the deciduous shrub near paths, house entrances and seating areas. Feel the approach of spring with this magnificent shrub.
The all-rounder among the winter beauties is the mahonia. This small shrub is robust and adaptable. You can use mahonia for low hedges, but the evergreen wood also cuts a fine figure in large containers all year round. In early spring, a large number of yellow flowers delight and the robust plant is surrounded by a fine fragrance.
The slow-growing witch hazel is particularly valuable in the winter garden. You can already see what is special about this tree from the name: the flowers are magical and filigree. Mostly yellow-flowering varieties are known, but red, reddish-brown and orange-colored flowers also fascinate in the middle of winter. The scent varies in strength depending on the variety. All varieties have one thing in common: they do not require pruning and prefer well-drained soil.
Which trees and shrubs delight in winter with decorative bark?
In addition to magnificent flowers, you can create a special contrast in your garden with plants with decorative bark. The Siberian dogwood is attractive in winter, and its bright red bark will really make your garden shine when the light hits it. This tree is undemanding and easy to care for, making it ideal for hedges or large containers. Since the younger shoots have the most intensive coloring, regular pruning is recommended.
When are the winter flowering bulbs planted?
Shrubs in pots can be planted year-round as long as the ground is not frozen solid. A sufficiently large planting hole and high-quality planting soil are important. This is how you create the best conditions for your jewelry. With mild temperatures, the trees continue to grow and the plants have a growth advantage for the coming year.
When are winter bloomers cut?
For long-lasting joy, you should prune your winter-flowering shrubs regularly. Ideally, pruning should be done immediately after flowering. Here you remove old shoots and thin out the plant, you let the young new shoots grow. There is one exception to note with the witch hazel: Since it does not sprout from the old wood, it is only thinned out and not cut.
There are still many weeks in which winter and gray reign supreme. Fill your garden and balcony with small rays of hope and place winter flowering shrubs in the right places. The few rays of winter light can be captured quickly and easily and transformed into real gems. If you want to have a colored privacy screen in the garden all year round, evergreen shrubs are just the thing. We would also be happy to plant containers with winter beauties according to your wishes.