Recently record-cold winters have made us more enamored of cold hardy plants. Many are beautiful and have a tropical look but can withstand the chillier temps of Zone 9B.
That's not to say that cold
hardy plants won't be affected by things like frost or long episodes of
below normal temperatures. Even established plants can be hurt or even
Here we've divided plants into cold hardy - able to take the normal winters of Zone 9B - and moderately cold hardy - plants that will do fine in areas of Zone 9B that border Zone 10A.
Each listing on this page is a link to the Plant Page about that particular plant.
You might be surprised to see just how many wonderful cold tolerant plants there are!
Arboricola - variegated
Azalea - dwarf
Bottlebrush - dwarf
Bougainvillea - dwarf
Oleander - dwarf
Podocarpus - dwarf
Powderpuff - dwarf
Yaupon Holly - dwarf (Schillings)