My pick is always Gwenllian raised at Kew about 50 years ago. Good in chalky soil.
Hydrangea macrophylla Mariesii Perfecta L.
Winter flowering shrubs for small gardens. Small flowering shrubs in the Rhododendron family thrive in zones 5 to 8. If youre looking for a spring-flowering shrub a lilac or rhododendron is an excellent choice. With hundreds of varieties theres a beautiful blooming bush for every taste.
It pays to give them all a cosy sheltered. Below youll find even more spring bloomers. Usually grown for its fragrant winter flowers and described as a shrub with green holly like foliage few remark on the fabulous hues Mahonia japonica foliage takes on when grown on poor soil in an open position.
To ensure your new shrub gets a good start choose the right plant for the right place. Best winter-flowering plants Winter honeysuckle. Like most of the deciduous winter flowering shrubs winter sweet or Japan allspice Chimonanthus praecox flowers directly on the bare stems.
This shrub bursts with bright red berries that add cheery color to the winter landscape. The colours are enduring through autumn winter and spring. Viburnum x bodnantense Dawn.
Hamamelis x intermedia. If youre considering a rain garden buttonbush which is also known as button willow pond dogwood swampwood or button wood is an excellent choice for a flowering shrub. Whichever variety you are able to grow these dwarf shrubs make an excellent addition to small gardens adding bright and glossy evergreen foliage and luscious colorful flowers.
10 AGM winter-flowering shrubs. No matter what kind the gorgeous berries really pop against a field of snow. Hypericum hidcoteense Hidcote AGM.
Fragrant yellow or orange flowers between December and March. The little cream cup-shaped flowers hide a deep magenta center and tiny cream star. Shrubs deciduous Abeliophyllum distichum fragrant white flowers in February.
Winter honeysuckle Lonicera fragrantissima bears fragrant cream-white flowers on almost leafless. Adding a splash of rosy-pink color to the landscape arrowwood dawn is an upright multi-stemmed shrub much loved for its intensely fragrant blooms in winter. They also differ in their blooming periods with some rhododendrons having short flowering seasons and some blooming from spring right through to fall.
Some can also add a whole new layer of enjoyment to the winter garden with fragrance. Evergreen viburnums are also invaluable in winter. Camellia sasanqua known as winter camellia is a flowering evergreen shrub with blooms that begin in fall.
Viburnum x bodnantense will grow in most soils in sun or partial shade. Evergreen flowering rhododendron shrubs thrive in full sun or partial shade. This unique plant with spiky blooms thrives in locations that receive constant moisture like garden ponds rain ponds river banks and swamps.
Mahonia x media Underway. The name justifies this shrub because of the sweet fragrance of the blooms that appears in the dormant. Pansies Viola x.
Early-flowering plants help turn winter in the garden from bleak emptiness into a pleasure to step outside and look around. Height 15m 5ft Hamamelis intermedia several cultivars. After flowering from late spring to mid-summer it bears astonishing orange to scarlet colored.
Height 2m 6½ft Daphne mezereum purple-red flowers in FebruaryApril. Weve picked ten seasonal RHS Award of Garden Merit winners for their colour and fragrance. The small compact shrubs are perfect for small gardens containers mixed beds foundation plants and driveway borders.
Flowering shrubs are the backbone of any garden offering privacy along a border attracting pollinators and providing color and interest for years. Winter camellias large fluffy flowers come in pink red orange yellow or white and can bring bold color to your yard against a muted fall landscape. Christmas rose Helleborus niger is the first of the hellebores to flower usually in January but.
Viburnum x bodnantense Arrowwood The leaves of this large deciduous shrub turn warm shades of orange and red in autumn and then fall leaving bare stems on which clusters of small pink sweetly scented flowers appear right through winter. FALL WINTER FLOWERING SHRUBS. These emerge from pink buds along leafless branches developing into marvellous clusters of tubular pink flowers.
Cytisus beanii AGM. Lilacs are some of the best smelling shrubs you can grow while rhododendrons are evergreen bushes that thrive in partial shade. Some types are deciduous while others are evergreen retaining their leaves.
Euonymus fortunei Emerald Gaiety v AGM. You can also grow most of them in containers. Skimmia x confusa Kew Green.
Our top 5 smaller shrubs for year round interest. Blooms fill the air with a sweet aroma.