Winter

  • Plant Guide

    Winter daphne

    Daphne odora

    This evergreen species produces rose-purple buds that open to white and are intensely and exotically fragrant.

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    Chinese Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis mollis

    This witch hazel is an upright shrub up to 12 feet tall and wide, with oval, softly hairy, mid-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.

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    ‘Israel’ Paperwhite narcissus

    Narcissus 'Israel'

    This tender paperwhite is well-suited to forcing, blooming 3 to 5 weeks after planting.

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    Harry Lauder’s walking stick

    Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

    This upright, tree-like shrub has heart-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves.

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    Dwarf Fothergilla, Dwarf Witch Alder

    Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

    These shrubs are beautiful, compact, and easy to grow, making them obvious choices for mixed borders, foundation plantings, and naturalizing.

  • Plant Guide

    Hellebore

    Helleborus × hybridus cvs.

    From late fall through winter, the leathery leaves of hellebores stay glossy, cheery, and green.

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    Red aloe

    Aloe cameronii

    Aloe is best known as a medicinal plant ( Aloe vera , Zones 10-11), but there are many beautiful aloes as well.

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    ‘Aureomaculatum’ leopard plant

    Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'

    Green-and-yellow mottled, shiny, kidney-shaped leaves distinguish this evergreen perennial native to streamsides and seashores in East Asia.

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    Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda

    Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff'

    This compact, rounded shrub produces reddish-purple buds that first open as soft-pink then mature to white.

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    Lenten rose, hellebore

    Helleborus odorus 'Double Queen'

    Hellebores begin blooming in mid-winter in a range of colors, adding much needed color very early in the season.