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    ‘HGC Pink Frost’ hellebore

    Helleborus × ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’

    ‘HGC Pink Frost’ is part of a new series of hellebores that, for the Midwest, bloom as early as January; this cultivar blooms a bit later, usually in March.

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    ‘Charity’ mahonia

    Mahonia × media 'Charity'

    Few shrubs offer flowers as late as this one, which starts blooming in late October or early November.

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    ‘Pallida’ Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis × intermedia 'Pallida'

    There are few better winter displays than the blossoms of 'Pallida' witch hazel.

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    ‘Marginata’ winter daphne

    Daphne odora ‘Marginata’

    This winter daphne has yellow-margined leaves and rosy pink flower buds that open to white.

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    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, treelike shrub has heart-shaped, toothed, midgreen 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.

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    Helleborus × hybridus cvs.

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