While the elements often have a significant effect on our gardens and what we can grow, there are many perennials and shrubs that can thrive in both winter and summer.
Amico are known for providing the best gardening services Sydney can offer and in this article, we’ll not only detail six plants that can thrive year round, but these plants are also great for pots and containers making them useful in a variety of ways. Read on for six of our favourite plants that grow in both winter and summer!
1. The Golden Sword Yucca
Everyone loves a good Yucca, and they are great for any season. When it gets warmer the yucca is at its peak, but this plant is durable so the winter won’t bother it at all.
The Golden Sword Yucca, in particular, works well with other plants. It offers a stunning dark green mixed with golden yellow and can grow two to three feet high. It thrives in the sun but can handle shade and survive the colder months with ease.
2. The Green Mountain Boxwood
This little plant will keep its color all year round. It prefers a semi-shaded location, but this slow-growing shrub is very durable. It offers a lovely dark green color and grows into a pyramid shape as opposed to the rounded shape of other shrubs.
3. The Golden Creeping Jenny
The Golden Creeping Jenny is particularly perfect for pot life as it create a beautiful and dramtic effect spilling over a pot’s edge. Usually only growing about four-inches tall, this plant provides golden, coin-shaped leaves that can even grow in a water garden if you like.
The plant is capable of handling the effects of a full sun; but just a tip, keep the soil moist during the warmer months to ensure this little plant remains healthy.
4. The Emerald Arborvitae
The Emerald Arborvitae can become quite a tall plant but it is excellent year-round as it keeps a vibrant green colour even when it gets cold. It stands upright, and grows narrow and works very well when combined with other plants. Keep it in a container if you want to restrict its height and if possible put it in full sun or a minimal light shade.
The Bergenia has green, glossy, oval leaves, and is a vigorous grower no matter what time of year it is. The leaves can get pretty big and will turn a burgundy colour when the weather gets a little colder. The Bergenia also produces flowers, small pink blossoms at certain points throughout the year.
Taking care of them can be simple too, but make sure that they get full sun or a minimal light shade.
6. The Variegated Red-Twig Dogwood
This big and beautiful shrub performs nicely year round with leaves that have white margins and grayish green centers. Its bright red stems make for a very colourful affair.
To keep this one in pristine condition, remove old branches in early spring and leave it in full sun to half shade. Also, keep an eye on the bugs in summer as they love this little shrub
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