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Outdoor Plant of the Month – Winter Colour
Despite the harsh weather that this time of year can bring, don’t let your outside space go dormant over the cold winter months, add colour, texture and fragrance to your winter garden with these delightful winter-flowering plants…
Clusters of small flowers with slightly spreading petals, held pendulously, revealing the enchanting interior of the bloom with their clusters of stamens and patterns on the underside of the petals. The foliage is likewise dainty and attractive having lobed leaves.
Delicate and delightful, charming little upright blooms with curved petals held on slender stalks which offer welcome colour in mid-winter.
Dogwood / Cornus
Brilliant, flame-coloured bear stems in winter.
Often known as the Christmas Rose. Sturdy stems carry white (occasionally pink-flushed) flowers from mid-winter to early spring, over deeply cut leathery foliage. A wonderful perennial plant for the winter garden.
Stunning range of evergreen shrubs bearing sunny yellow flower spires above rich green foliage.
Compact, evergreen, flowering shrubs, with simple, leathery leaves that produce tiny headily scented creamy-white flowers from December to March, followed by long-lasting glossy red, purple or black berries.
A compact evergreen shrub with simple, glossy, aromatic leaves and fragrant white or yellowish flowers in April and May followed by long-lasting winter berries.
Snowdrops are the first bulbs to bloom and an early sign of spring – a welcome sight in the winter garden and ideal for growing under trees and shrubs.
Pretty, early flowering plant with elegant buttercup-like golden flowers and fresh green foliage. Well suited to growing underneath deciduous trees and shrubs.
Winter Flowering Cherry
A stunning tree for the winter garden.
Winter Flowering Heathers
Evergreen, long-flowering, low maintenance, bee-friendly plants offering colour and texture at ground level.
Winter Flowering Pansies
Cheerful, showy flowers held on short, stout stems. Renowned for their robust growth and bushy habit. Make a colourful addition to pots, window boxes and hanging baskets and borders.
This vigorous shrubby climber offering cheerful yellow, often fragrant, flowers on bare stems in winter.
Our expert team are always on hand to help you with plant selection and availability queries, please visit our Plant Information & Advisory Centre, call us on 01727 822255 or e-mail us here.