Planting for Winter Colour
Many plants with winter interest are scented, shade tolerant and some are great in pots. The sight and scent of these colourful plants will cheer up a dull time of the year.
Winter colour may come from flowers, berries, coloured stems or dramatic evergreen foliage. Plants with fragrance are great planted by doorways or entrances in containers, and planting can then be changed according to the seasons. Use John Innes No.2 when planting containers.
Some great ideas for Winter colour are below.
Good Shrubs for Winter Colour (deciduous)
Hamamelis Intermedia 'Diane'
Cornus Mas (Cornelian Cherry)
Viburnum x Bodnantense 'Dawn'
Good evergreen Shrubs for Winter Colour
Arbutus Unedo Roselily
Elaeagnus Pungens Maculata
Sarcococca Confusa (Sweet Box)
Mahonia 'Sweet Winter'
Jasminium Nudiflorum (Winter Jasmine)
Bergenia 'Autumn Magic'
Helleborus Christmas Carol