Flower shrubs to give interest and scent in your garden through winter into early spring.
Viburnum tinus ‘Eve price’
A pretty flowering winter shrub; this is a white variety, but you can also get pink flowering varieties.
Evergreen bushy habitat, flowering from November – March. Wildlife friendly, providing cover for birds and berries that are a welcome source of food.
Viburnum tinus makes an effective, informal hedge or may be trimmed to shape. It can act as a good wind break and reduces unwanted noise pollution.
Mahonia x media ‘Charity’
This is a very attractive, upright, evergreen, winter flowering shrub that flowers November – March, has rosettes of dark green holly like leaves and sweetly scented yellow flowers. These provide a valuable source of nectar and bunches of deep purple berries to attract the birds.
This fully hardy Mahonia makes a interesting focal point for a shady part of the garden, and requires humus rich, well drained soil.
Jasmine nudiflorum Winter Jasmine
A slender, deciduous, climbing shrub covered in bright yellow flowers from November through to early March.
It is native to China and easy to grow on wires or trellis, or looks very attractive if left to scramble freely over walls. This shrub will brighten up your garden on cold, dark, winter days.
Prune after flowering to strong buds or young lower branches, cut back older shoots by about a quarter to the base.
They prefer full sun or partial shade in any fertile, well drained soil.