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Winter Flowers in Savannah

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Savannah, Georgia, is known as "The Hostess City of the South." Located in UDSA Hardiness Zone 8, the city is part of the coastal South with an average minimum temperature range from 10 to 20 degrees F, making Savannah a mild climate. There are a number of shrubs and perennials that bloom during the winter months, according to "Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Gardener's Desk Reference" edited by Janet Marinelli.

Evergreen Shrubs

There are four flowering evergreen shrubs that bloom during the winter in Savannah, according to The American Horticultural Society's "Great Plant Guide." The camellia japonica and camellia sasanqua both have dark green leaves and large flowers. Flowering quince is a fast-growing and wide-spreading shrub that blooms with white and pink flowers in late winter. Bearsfoot hellebore is an upright evergreen ground cover with cup-shaped flowers.

Deciduous Shrubs

Wintersweet is one of many flowering deciduous shrubs that bloom in winter, according to "Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening." The wintersweet blooms between December and March with purple-brown and yellow flowers. Witchhazel and native witchhazel both have sweet-smelling flowers. Winter jasmine blooms on and off for several weeks, starting in late winter. Winter honeysuckle blooms in late winter with small, white flowers. The flowering apricot blooms in late winter with dark red blossoms.

Bulbs and Corms

Winter-flowering perennials include certain species of crocuses, which do well when grown from corms. Persian cyclamens have pink, red, lavender or white flowers. Both the common daffodil and the dwarf daffodil are bulb-forming plants that bloom with one yellow flower. Winter aconite blooms in early spring with bright yellow flowers, according to "Bulbs" by James Underwood Crockett and Time-Life Books.

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Caroline Fritz has more than 18 years of writing and editing experience, mainly for publications in Northwest Ohio. She is currently an editor for a national technical magazine focusing on the construction industry. She has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.