It’s official winter is here and whilst you are busy preparing your gardens for the harsh winter weather we have put together a list of 5 plants which thrive in the winter. These five will provide brightness to your garden throughout the winter months. We hope these plants help you and your garden get through the harsh winter with a bit more optimism and will stop the weather from bringing you down.
Cornus Sanguinea ‘Winter Flame’
This plant’s name perfectly reflects it as placing it in your garden will have you thinking someone has started a fire. It radiates a powerful shade of Autumn Red throughout your garden breathing new life in the plants and flowers that surround it, and as this shade falls away you are left with a wonderful clash of red, yellow and orange stems being the perfect plant to help bring colour back into your garden during the winter.
Hamamellis Mollis ‘Chinese Witch Hazel’
The ‘Chinese Witch Hazel’ holds its green rounded leaves through the autumn and then the plants explodes into life during the winter months. The plants blooms breath-taking red and yellow flowers that have four narrow petals which will bright up even the darkest of gardens on even the gloomiest of days.
Skimmia ‘Kew Green’
This flower saves its best for spring but stills makes it onto our winter list as it shows the beautiful green shade on its buds throughout the winter and is also a perfect plant for the time of year as it thrives in the shade. The anticipation of the wonderful greenish white flowers that will arrive in the spring will help you get through the winter months.
Euonymus Fortunei ‘Emerald and Gold'
This is a perfect plant for the whole year as its amazing bright gold-tip leaves can be a focal point of your garden for most of the year and as the winter months edge in these leaves turn a beautiful pinkish-red to bring some much needed colour to your garden. The beauty of this shrub is that with the right support it can also be grown as a vine providing you with even more options.
Helleborus Niger ‘Christmas Rose’
The beautifully named ‘Christmas Rose’ isn’t actually a rose at all despite its appearance. The large bowl shaped white flowers and lime green centre can bring a snowy feel to your garden if you are unfortunate enough not to receive any of the real thing this Christmas.