18 Nov Plants That Bloom in the Winter
With Tucson’s mild winter climate, certain plants and trees can bloom year-round. Thanks to these hardy plants, Tucson landscapes can create beautiful blooms and colors for everyone to experience no matter the time of year. Here is a closer look at some plants that bloom in the winter:
Acacia trees can grow quickly, and they will typically reach a height of 15 to 25 feet. The flowers that bloom from fall through spring can appear orange or yellow. These flowers look and feel soft, similar to puffballs. The leaves are tiny and green; however, there are many leaves, which help create a sufficient amount of shade once the Acacia grows to its full height.
Lantanas grow very quickly and can reach a size of two to four feet high and wide. They can grow most of the year, especially in a mild climate. The multicolored flowers are usually clustered together and fade outward from red to orange to yellow. The leaves are rough to the touch and will release a strong odor when they are crushed.
Bougainvillea are a common flower found around Tucson and Southern Arizona. The vines can grow between 20 and 40 feet long. Bougainvillea vines are typically thorny, but some species are thornless. The flowers can bloom year-round, depending on the climate zone. If the vines are kept safe and covered during Tucson’s occasional freezing temperatures, the blooms may continue to grow through the winter months.
Mexican Honeysuckle Shrubs
Mexican honeysuckles grow to about three feet high and four feet wide. They can bloom from mid-winter to mid-fall, if they are kept safe from freezing. The blooms are typically orange in color and tubular in shape.
Trust the experienced landscapers of Santa Rita Landscaping to care for residential and commercial landscaping during the Tucson winters. We have over 30 years of experience in Tucson, so we know how to prepare yards for winter and recommend the right plants to keep Tucson landscapes beautiful year-round. Please call us at (520) 623-0421 to set up an appointment right away.