After discovering the most famous Christmas rose , how about taking a look at the emblematic plants of the New Year and more generally of winter? Even if the winter is less productive, some plants know how to warm up the atmosphere with their resplendent colors. But then, what are the plants that we can hope to see bloom in winter and particularly around the end of year celebrations? Here are 5 plants that symbolize the New Year and the mildness of winter.


  • 1. Genévrier
  • 2. Gui
  • 3. Holly
  • 4. Laurel
  • 5. Boxwood

1. Genévrier

Juniper is a small conifer that is not very demanding. Its needles in different shades of green will sublimate your balcony or terrace. Indeed, this small conifer is easily grown in pots. In addition, the juniper produces edible berries of a magnificent bluish color that can go as far as black.

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2. Gui

Everyone knows the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. With its beautiful white berries and light green foliage, the mistletoe would bring protection to the home during this end of the year. It is for this reason that it is found most of the time at the front door. But it is also possible to grow mistletoe in the garden or to integrate it into a flower arrangement.

Mistletoe gui
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3. Holly

The holly is surely one of the most representative plants of winter and the holidays. Its flamboyant red berries and fir green foliage light up the landscape. It is possible to grow it in the garden as a hedge to create a nice separation. But you can of course make room for it in your home by growing it in pots for a festive decoration. Be careful, unlike juniper, holly berries are not edible and even toxic!

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holly tree bush
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4. Laurel

The laurel is a hardy shrub that will blend perfectly into the decor of your garden. It fits very well and will resist perfectly to all bad weather. Its foliage brings a little freshness to the landscape. It is also very easy to cut and you will therefore be able to give it the shape you want!

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5. Boxwood

Boxwood also lends itself very well to topiary art, so let your imagination and creativity speak for you when sculpting your boxwood. This beautiful shrub can reach 6 meters, which will allow you to give verticality to your garden. You can also grow it in a pot and prune it to make a magnificent sphere, for example. Its shades of green will sublimate both the garden and your interior.

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