10 Plants For Cold-Weather Containers

Boxwoods, planted as hedges in ancient Egypt and in Roman gardens under Caesar Augustus, may be the first decorative shrub. Evergreen shrubs are adaptable and simple to cultivate.


Camellias flourish in pots but are usually planted in large expanses. They provide cold-weather color and blossom in many varieties. Once too large for their pots, they may be moved to gardens and yards.


Coral bells lend elegance to winter pots with their evergreen foliage. 'Peach Flambe' features purple-turning peach foliage in winter. They brighten up winter pots, which frequently include deep green foliage

Coral Bells

Europa, the Mediterranean, and Asia are home to cyclamen. Many cyclamen species bloom in winter. Cyclamen cilicium flowers pink and coum bright crimson in cold weather.


Needle-shaped evergreen juniper can grow in practically any soil and is drought-tolerant. This makes them hard to kill and easy to keep alive. They may be bushes, ground cover, or container columns.


Loropetalum, often known as Chinese fringe flower, is a Witchhazel (Hamamelidaceae) with rich purple winter leaves. Its massed magenta or white blossoms match its dark leaves as a shrub or small tree.


Mahonia, another pest-free shrub, grows slowly. These evergreens resemble holly but are botanically barberry. Late winter brings dazzling yellow blossoms and holly-like leaves


Nandina is a hardy evergreen with beautiful leaves year-round. If it has well-draining soil, it thrives in sun or shade. It also yields. Over the year, the leaves become crimson, purple, bronze, and gold.


Yucca is resilient and grows in various conditions. It's a sturdy evergreen with fascinating leaves. It grows long sword-shaped leaves in full sun with modest water and well-draining soil.


Holly, with over 400 species and hybrids, is one of the most resilient and adaptable plants. Ilex Xaltaclerensis grows 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Evergreen leaves and chill resistance.