We should all be able to have a few fruit trees in our garden, regardless of the climate in our area. It is usually thought that in those regions with a warm climate you can choose from a greater variety than in those that are colder; however, in every corner of the world we can find really delicious fruits.
So if you live in your garden the winters are harsh, take a look at the following list of fruit trees resistant to cold and frost .
The hazel tree, whose scientific name is Corylus avellana , is a deciduous tree that reaches 5 meters in height. It will grow wonderfully in deep and soft soils, whose pH is between 5.5 and 7.8. It is an ideal species for cold climates, as it can withstand temperatures down to -8ºC .
The cherry tree is a highly ornamental deciduous tree. It grows up to 25 meters high, but despite what it may seem, it is a plant whose trunk is rather thin, not exceeding 50cm thick. The Prunus avium likes the cold very much, so much so that it needs a minimum of 900 cold-hours to flower, and it can withstand temperatures as low as -22ºC .
Do you like plums? Then put a Prunus domestica in your garden. It grows up to a height of 6 meters, making it perfect to have on small plots. It has deciduous leaves, and supports up to -10ºC. Of course, it is important that you water it often since otherwise it could end up drying out.
The strawberry tree is one of those trees that, walking through temperate forests, it is very possible that you have come across it at some time. Why not remember those moments by planting one in the garden? The Arbutus unedo is an evergreen species that grows up to 10 meters high, and withstands frosts down to -6ºC. And as if that weren’t enough, it withstands -short- periods of drought reasonably well once established.
The walnut, scientifically known as Juglans regia , is an imposing tree 25 meters high. Its leaves are deciduous, and it withstands frosts well down to -10ºC . It will live wonderfully in soils with a neutral pH, that is, between 6.5 and 7.5. So now you know, if you want a plant that gives you edible fruits and, also, a good shade in summer, this is your fruit tree.
Do you know other fruit trees that resist the cold?