Best winter shrubs
Any colour in the depths of winter is doubly valuable. But with scented flowers and jewel-like berries to enjoy too, you'll want to spend as much time outside during the colder months of the year as you do in summer.
We've picked some of the best shrubs to plant in your winter garden from the range in our garden centre.
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn': Clusters of sweetly-scented pink-tinged flowers open from early winter to early spring. Grows to about 2m.
Cornus sanguinea Mid Winter Fire Deciduous shrub, pale green leaves with yellow orange autumn colour. Splendid orange winter stems.
Photinia Pink Crispy Oblong leaves that are pink when young becoming dark green marbled with light green
Nandina Domestica Moonbay Sacred bamboo, lime green foliage that changes to yellow, orange and red in the winter.
Christmas box (Sarcococca confusa): The creamy flowers of shiny evergreen Christmas box are tiny, but they pack a huge punch in the perfume department in midwinter. Grows to 1m tall.
Mahonia x media 'Charity': Sculptural evergreen leaves like giant holly are topped with sweetly-fragrant yellow flower spikes, at their best in late autumn to winter. Grows to around 3m.
Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Nottingham for more information and advice about choosing shrubs which look good in winter.