Winter porch plants, cold, plants

5 Winter Porch Plants That Will Stay Green All Winter Long

If you’re the kind of person that loves all things green, you probably don’t like Winter very much. Everything gets cold and green things turn brown and die. It probably makes you a little sad to look out the window and see nothing but beige. Good news! There are plenty of plants that are winter-friendly. You can keep winter porch plants on your porch to add some color to your yard. Winter porch plants are plants that are capable of withstanding cold weather and don’t turn brown. These green beauties will make you love Winter again. 

Winter Porch Plants

Ligustrum

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Ligustrum is an evergreen plant that is native to Japan. Winter porch plants like Ligustrum are beautiful and will add life to your porch or patio. This plant is easy to care for and will adapt to different types of soil. Put your plant in a cute and festive pot to bring even more life to your patio. 

Brown’s Yew

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This little evergreen shrub will look like a tiny Christmas tree on your porch. There are lots of Winter porch plants but this one would look so cute decorated for Christmas. Put some little lights on it, and maybe a star on top. It’ll be a perfect little Christmas tree for your neighbors to look at and admire as they pass by. Your kids will love this miniature Christmas tree too!

Cypress Topiary

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This bushy evergreen looks great on the ground in pots, or in raised pots. It’s full, round, and makes any outdoor doorway look good too. This is one of the easier Winter porch plants to care for. It needs sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon, which makes it a great porch plant because usually, porches get some sun and some shade. Be careful not to overwater this plant because it can rot. Water in the morning so that there is plenty of time for the water to evaporate. 

Japanese Yew

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Japanese yew is typically grown as a ground cover because it is so great at thriving in cold temperatures. It’s also drought resistant which is a plus. This plant can also live in partial or full sunlight so you don’t need to worry too much about where to place it on your porch. Winter porch plants like this one will add a pop of color and life! 

Thread-Branch Cypress

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One of the more unique Winter porch plants, the thread-branch cypress has branches that grow downward. This plant needs full sun to thrive so if you have a covered porch make sure that the plant is not completely shaded. The thread-branch cypress also adds a lot of fun texture to your porch because of the thread like branches. 

Summing Up

Having some Winter porch plants is a great idea if you have a hard time during the Winter because of the lack of green things. These beautiful plants will add some vibrant color and a new breath of life in the dreary Winter. Try using these Winter porch plants to decorate your porch or patio and see what a beautiful difference they can make.

Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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