Fill your garden with early bursts of colour and fragrance, with these winter flowering star performers. Great for near the house or along a path, where the fragrance will really be appreciated.
Edgeworthia chrysantha Grandiflora
The small, fragrant, yellow and cream flowers of this unusual shrub smother the bare stems in February and March.
Great earlier winter interest is provided by soft silvery flower buds from autumn onwards, combined with decorative, pleasingly spaced branches.
This shrub is best placed in a sheltered position in sun or part shade, and grows up to 1.5m in height and width.
Viburnum bodnantense Dawn
Sweetly scented, rose tinted flowers adorn the bare branches of this large shrub from November to February.
Grows up to 2.5 meters in height.
Clusters of very fragrant, small white flowers appear from mid to late Winter. The flowers stand out nicely against the dark green foliage.
This small to medium sized evergreen shrub is ideal for small gardens.
Daphne odora Aureomarginata
This small evergreen shrub has very fragrant, soft pink flowers opening from dark pink buds in late winter and early spring. The flowers combine beautifully with the variegated foliage, which is green with a creamy yellow edge.
Grows to 90cm tall and wide and is great for a semi-shaded spot.