10 plants that bloom in winter for a beautiful garden

The idea that a garden cannot be flowered in winter is wrong. Witness these beautiful plants, whose flowering brightens up our dreary and cold winter days.

  10 plants that bloom in winter for a beautiful garden

If you are sad when winter comes to see your sleeping garden, then take a look at the plants below. Camellia, snowdrops , Christmas rose and clematis, winter viburnum, boxwood, daphne, Japanese quince and other white forsythia should bring you color and warmth. As a bonus, we give you all the tips and tricks to take care of it!

The Camellia

The Camellias are shrubs which, depending on the variety, flower in autumn, winter or spring. They are evergreen bushy shrubs that provide flowers with variable hues, sweeping a good part of the spectrum, from white to red, passing through pink or yellow. They like shade and partial shade as well as soil rich in humus and quite acidic. Be careful, camellias fear calcareous soils.

The snowdrop

The snowdrop is a bulb which takes its name from the fact that it often announces the arrival of spring by piercing the last snows of winter. Its flowers, small pure white bells, spring from January to March. In well-drained soil, snowdrops naturalize easily and thus offer beautiful, very floriferous ground covers over time. It is very rustic and requires little maintenance.

Hellebores (Rose de Noël)

Hellebore, also called christmas pink , is one of the few plants to flower in winter. You will be able to contemplate its single or double flowers from the month of December. These offer an impressive range of colors: pink, purple, yellow, green, white, black... It's hard not to find what you're looking for! The Christmas Rose is very hardy. It easily tolerates cold and shady areas, to which it can also bring cheerfulness and luminosity. It simply needs a fresh, rich and draining soil.

winter viburnum

The winter viburnum blooms in winter, bringing color and radiance to the garden, which is often dreary at this time of year. Indeed, at the slightest thaw, you will undoubtedly see, at the end of the branches of the plant, Bouquets of flowers bright pink, pale pink and white, all forming a harmonious blend. But that's not all ! The winter viburnum is interesting in any season. The leaves of this shrub are magnificent in the spring, tending towards bronze. In summer, it is adorned with a discreet but elegant green before returning with a bang at the end of the holidays, where it sports magnificent autumnal colours. The winter viburnum has no particular requirements, it is easy to grow.


The tube is an essential shrub, a great classic! Its foliage is dense and persistent, summer and winter. He thus comforts us during the dreary winter days. And lends itself to daring pruning when the temperature is milder. In this regard, it is widely used in topiary art . In addition to giving pride of place to creative people, it is very accommodating in terms of floors and exposure. Its only fault is perhaps to be vulnerable to the moth, a butterfly capable of quickly decimating a large number of shrubs.


Daphne has several names: it is also called Le Bois-joli or Le Bois gentil. It is a hardy shrub whose delicate star-shaped flowers, white or pink, release a powerful fragrance in the middle of winter. It loves shade and partial shade. Regarding the soil, he prefers them fresh, humus-rich and well-drained. Its very slow growth makes it ideal for small gardens , in town for example.

Christmas clematis

Christmas clematis is a climbing plant that blooms in winter. Its bell-shaped flowers, white with pink tips, will elegantly dress fences, walls or shrubs . In addition, it gives off a powerful and intoxicating fragrance. The leaves are deep green. The cold tints them with bronze reflections. In summer, in case of rainy weather, the leaves are maintained. On the other hand, they disappear completely as soon as the hot weather arrives.

Japanese quince trees

Japanese quince trees bloom beautifully in the middle of winter: their bare branches are filled with bouquets of cupped flowers, pink, coral, red or orange, even before the leaves appear. These shrubs are very hardy, being able to withstand temperatures of -20°C. Conversely, they are also very resistant to drought once well established. They are generally easy to grow.

winter jasmine

Winter jasmine is perfect for bringing sunshine to your winter garden. This shrub is covered with bright yellow flowers from the beginning of January. It is very versatile, both in terms of soils and exposure. To install it, you have several options: you can let it grow freely, or trellis it against a wall, or even put it at the top of a wall, so that it tumbles down elegantly.

White Forsythia

White Forsythia is a shrub that flowers at the end of winter, in February March, before the appearance of foliage. Its beautiful white flowers with an orange heart come together in bouquets and give off a sweet smell of almonds. The white variety is dazzling with light and allows you to vary the pleasures of the eternal yellow Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia). Don't be surprised if you find it in a vase at Christmas. It is not uncommon for a few branches to be cut at the beginning of December to put them in a vase.

Source journaldesfemmes.fr