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Early Bloomers in the Landscape

Jan 22nd, 2015

Well we are rolling into the new year and if you are anything like me - Spring can't get here soon enough!

If only we could speed things up in the garden and landscape - I start thinking of the wonderful smells and beautiful colors...

But wait, maybe we can speed things up!   

With proper planning with specific plant material - signs of Spring can indeed come earlier than one might think.

Below is a list of potential plants that might provide a quick start to your Spring senses each new year:

  • Witch Hazel - Hamamelis x intermedia
  • Chinese Witch Hazel - Hamamelis x mollis
  • Sweet Box - Sarcococca species and cultivars
  • Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles species and cultivars
  • February Daphne -  Daphne mezereum
  • Winter Daphne - Daphne odora
  • Japanese Barberry -  Berberis tunbergii and cultivars
  • Oregon Grape -  Mahonia aquafolium and cultivars (PNW native)
  • Flowering Currant - Ribes sanguineum and cultivars (PNW native)
  • Rhododendron hybrids - many varieties.
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea -  Spirea prunifolia

So the next time you are considering new plants for the existing or new landscape/garden - don't forget to consider your late winter and early Spring options :)

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