Gardening

10 wind-resistant plants


Cold wind, spray, hot and dry drafts ... The wind makes life difficult for the plants in the garden. Discover our selection of 10 wind resistant plants!

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Plants tolerating cold winds

Cold winds put a strain on plants, they feel the cold much more. A so-called hardy plant down to -15 ° C, will be able to tolerate such temperatures in a sheltered situation and in drained soil. If your garden is prone to cold winds, this same plant will probably not tolerate temperatures dropping below -5 ° C / -10 ° C. Here is a selection of very hardy and hardy plants.

Yarrow

  • Variety: Achillea millefeuille ‘White Beauty’
  • Hardiness: -20 ° C
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Interest: its white flowers forming flattened umbels
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : drained, neutral to lime
  • The little extra? Its aromatic foliage with a cut silhouette.

Boxwood

  • Variety: Buxus sempervirens
  • Hardiness: -30 ° C
  • Interest: its evergreen foliage composed of small rounded leaves and dark green
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade, shade
  • Ground : any type of soil
  • The little extra? Easily pruned into a ball, hedge or topiary.

Windy balcony plants

On a balcony or a terrace on a high floor, the wind is blowing hard! Here are two plants to install on a small urban exterior.

Star jasmine

  • Variety: Jasminoid trachelospermum
  • Hardiness: -10 ° C
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Interest: its evergreen foliage that hides all year round, covered with beautiful fragrant white flowers in spring
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : drained
  • The little extra? On a support such as a railing or a pergola, it will not be affected by the wind.

Bellflower

  • Variety: Campanula poscharskyana ‘Stella’
  • Hardiness: -30 ° C
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Interest: its small purple flowers with a white heart, visible for 3-4 months
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : drained
  • The little extra? With its low height (30cm), it will not feel the effects of the wind and will act as a ground cover if you plant several.

Spray resistant plants

Near the sea, the wind is salty! Not all plants can withstand this kind of sea breeze. Discover two plants in shades of pink, which tolerate this climate.

Summer heather

  • Variety: Calluna vulgaris ‘Marlies’
  • Hardiness: -15 ° C
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Interest: its branches covered with flowers of a very bright pink color, tending to red
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh, rich, neutral to acidic
  • The little extra? Its covering habit which creates a dense plant cover that blooms for several months.

Spring tamarisk

  • Variety: Tamarix parviflora
  • Hardiness: -25 ° C
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Interest: its small pale pink flowers taking place on supple and drooping branches
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : light, drained
  • The little extra? A tree particularly suited to the seaside.

Plants that tolerate a hot, dry wind

The hottest regions experience a drying wind. Here are two suitable plants.

Miscanthus

  • Variety: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’
  • Hardiness: -15 ° C
  • Flowering period: august to november
  • Interest: dense tuft 90cm high surmounted by beige-pink ears
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : fresh but drained
  • The little extra? Can be planted in a low hedge as well as in a varied massif. Requires little maintenance.

St. John's Wort

  • Variety: Hypericum ‘Hidcote’
  • Hardiness: -25 ° C
  • Flowering period: June-July and September-October
  • Interest: dark green, slightly bluish foliage enhanced by golden yellow cup flowers
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : light, poor, drained, neutral to lime
  • The little extra? An undemanding plant that grows everywhere in France.

Windbreak hedge

Why not use the hedge to protect yourself from the wind? Here are two shrubs that can fulfill this role.

Japanese charcoal

  • Variety: Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureomarginatus’
  • Hardiness: -15 ° C
  • Flowering period: June
  • Interest: its dark green leaves variegated with a bright yellow that brightens up the hedge
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh, rich, neutral to lime
  • The little extra? Supports pruning well to form a neat hedge, ball or topiary.

Chinese orange

  • Variety: Pittosporum heterophyllum
  • Hardiness: -10 ° C
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Interest: its dense, shiny and persistent foliage, punctuated by a very fragrant bloom that smells of vanilla and honey
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade, shade
  • Ground : rich and drained
  • The little extra? This shrub supports spray well.

Video: What are the best Evergreens for wind break plantings? (October 2020).