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Plants that Withstand the Winter Months

Winter comes whether we want it to or not. Temperatures drop, the sun sets earlier, and snow starts to fall. Just because the grass is dying doesn’t mean your yard has to suffer. Here are a few of our favorite plants that withstand the winter months and will keep your yard looking sharp.

Blue Spruce

This is one of the best winter plants available, hence the reason landscapers tend to recommend them for Utah yards. Not only do these trees look magical with snow on them, but they also withstand the cold temperatures. They practically look the same throughout every seasons, which helps give your yard consistency.


Peonies are another plant a lot of landscapers will recommend because they withstand the cold weather phenomenally. Though they don’t stay bright and fragrant during the cold, they are one of the few plants that pop right back to life in the spring. A lot of plants will die and not re-blossom in the spring, but peonies act as if the cold winter never happened.


Camellias may be a less well-known plant, but that doesn’t mean it is any less effective in staying alive during winter. In fact, Camellias are one of the few flowers that will keep their vibrant colors throughout winter. What more could you want for your winter yard than a vibrant colorful flower?

English Primrose

Landscapers all over recommend this classic flower for winter. These flowers come in almost every color and they bloom in the winter. They are a great way to keep some cheery color in your yard or garden during the depressing grey season.


Another great winter flower landscapers tend to reach for are pansies. Like the English Primrose, they come in a ton of different colors, and there are even flowers with multiple different colors on them. These flowers bloom for a really long time, lasting throughout most of the winter season.

Winter Jasmine

Ok, stick with us on this one. Though these tiny flowers don’t have a fragrance, they are worth investing in. They are one of few flowers that can and will stay alive under snow. You heard that right, these flowers will stay alive and colorful even when they are covered in snow. It’s no wonder landscapers all over cold climate states recommend these hidden treasures to people.


Hellebore flowers are actually nicknamed the “Christmas Rose” for the way they survive so well during the winter months. These delicate flowers survive so well because of their deep root system, helping to keep them blooming and beautiful throughout the cold.

These are just a few of the many options you have for winter plants. Talk to your landscaper about which winter plants would look and work best in your yard or garden. If you are looking for landscapers, contact us here at Mellco Landscaping today!