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Winter Plants?

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by JustJim, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. JustJim

    JustJim Apprentice Gardener

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    Not really sure if this is the correct place to put this but was wondering if anybody could recommend any plants that will do well outside(Glasgow,Scotland) and have some colour over the winter period?

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  2. Verdun

    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    Hiya Just Jim :)
    Consider pieris for brilliant foliage colour.....flowers to come in early spring....sarcoccoca for scented white flowers in mid winter on evergreen foliage, daphnes for colourful flower buds to open in early spring producing wonderfully scented flowers, azaleas and dwarf rhododendrons, mahonia Soft Caress, winter honeysuckle, winter jasmine, bergenias, hardy cyclamen, snowdrops, helleborus orientallis (colourful buds from Christmas or before and winter flowers), helleborus niger flowering from late winter, wallflowers can flower in mid winter, winter pansies, etc. Colourful foliage too from heucheras, evergreen grasses in yellow, red, blue and olive, a black "grass" called ophiopogon nigrescens, liriopes produce purple blue flowers in autumn into winter, phormiums in red, pink, yellow and green, winter heathers (carneas, darleyensis) with red, orange, yellow, green foliage and smothered with flowers over winter. Dont overlook the dwarf conifers either.....blue junipers, picea globosa nana, cryptomeria globosa nana, taxus like Standishii, Coppershine etc., .....to provide excellent winter colour:)
     
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    • mazambo

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      One of the plants Verdun mentioned but different variety mahonia winter sun, added bonus the birds love the berries.
       

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      • CarolineL

        CarolineL Super Gardener

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        How about pernettya, gaultheria or ruscus to give low plants with different berry colours that last quite well over winter
         
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