The Growers Plantspo - Plants for December Interest

The Growers Plantspo - Plants for December Interest

We typically think of Holly varieties when we think of December, but there are plenty of interesting plants, including Skimmias, Cornus and Helleborus. Check out some of our favourite December varieties below:

Cornus varieties such as 'Midwinter Fire', and 'Sibrica' 

Cornus are known for their coloured stems that are revealed when their leaves fall. Shades of red, yellow and orange stems are available.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 3m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 2m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  moderately fertile soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Sarcococca confusa

🌞 Position: Partial - deep shade

🌸Flowers: December - March

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 1m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3LD, 5L,  10L  ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Skimmia varieties such as 'Rubella' and 'Kew Green'

🌸Flowers:  April - May (depending on variety) flower buds are seen in autumn-winter.

🌞 Position: Partial - full shade

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist-well-drained, acid soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Viburnum varieties such as 'tinus' and 'bod Dawn'

🌸Flowers:  December - April

🌞 Position: Full sun or partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 3m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist-well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Mahonia varieties such as 'Charity' and 'Winter Sun'

Are the perfect addition to a shaded spot in your garden as they prefer full - partial shade with spikes of yellow flowers from November through to March that has a fragrant reminiscent of lily-of-the-valley on dark green holly-like leaves. Prune in spring after flowering.

🌸Flowers:  November - March (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 5m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist-well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L, 20L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Helleborus varieties 

Hellebores are compact, clump-forming perennials with dark green, leathery leaves and stunning flowers.

A tremendous shade-loving border plant that will brighten up your garden when little else is flowering from December – March.

🌸 Flowers: December - March (depending on the variety)

🌞Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 45cn (depending on the variety)

Soil: Heavy, neutral to alkaline soil

It would help if you planted in partial to full shade for best results and cut back old leaves in January – February to show off new flowers.

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Ilex varieties 

🌞Position: Full sun - Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 20m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist-well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil

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Posted 20th Dec 1:26pm

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