Cold and windy sites
It can be a difficult task choosing plants and trees that are able to withstand the cold and wind of higher altitude and exposed gardens. When looking for plants and shrubs that will withstand the cold then hardiness is a good indication, aim to choose a plant that flowers once the climate is a little warmer as the plant may be hardy but the flowers may still be susceptible to frosts. The wind is a little more tricky, ideally you need to look for something that is fast growing and will put its roots down quickly and that will act as a windbreak. See our selection here of plants and shrubs suitable for cold and windy sites.