The Growers Plantspo - Plants for February

The Growers Plantspo - Plants for February

Theirs plenty of interest in the plant world in February as the first signs of spring start to emerge with snowdrops popping up and plants in bud, here are some of our favourite February varieties below:

Camellia varieties in bud

Some of our Camellia plants are in full bud right now (start of February) this plant makes a great addition to a partially shaded border or large pot with luscious green foliage and flowers available in shades of pink, red and white.

🌸Flowers: February - April (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Partial shade (not east-facing)

📏 Height: Up to4m + (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 2.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L, 20L + ( subject to availability and the variety)

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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

Highly scented white flowers sit above large glossy, rich green leaves come late winter - early spring. It is a great addition to a shady border or a shaded patio spot where you can smell it every day.

🌞 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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Salix varieties with catkins such as 'Mount Aso'

Fuzzy pink catkins appear on varieties such as 'Mount Aso' during late winter - early spring, a wonderful eye-catching addition to the garden.

🌞 Position: Full sun

🌸Flowers: April - May

📏 Height: Up to 4m (depending on the variety)

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

Soil: Moist but 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'

Are you in need of some autumn/winter colour? Skimmia Rubella are known for their dark red flower buds that are produced in autumn and last through to winter until the flowers open in spring — an excellent plant for a patio pot or border.

🌸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'

Evergreen Viburnums such as tinus are a great shrub for winter interest with dark green leaves and clusters of tiny white flowers from December to April.

A great low maintenance, easy to grow shrub that can brighten a part shaded area of the garden when little else is flowering.

🌸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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Magnolia varieties in bud

Another sign that spring is on its way... Magnolias in bud, these varieties generally flower from March-April onwards but some may appear towards the end of February.

🌸Flowers:  March - April onwards

🌞 Position: Full sun or partial shade (depending on the variety)

📏 Height: Up to 10m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist-well-drained, acidic 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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Hamamelis varieties

Hamamelis plants are covered in branches of distinctive, spider-like, fragrant flowers in red, yellow, and orange shades from January to early spring.

Whilst slow growing this plant variety can become a large spreading shrub or small tree. A fantastic specimen plant that will make a great addition to the middle or back of a border.

Plant in well-drained, neutral acid soil in full sun to partial shade for best results.

🌸Flowers: January – February

☀️ Position: Full sun – Partial shade

Pot size: 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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Jasminum nudiflorum

A deciduous climber with bright yellow flowers that appear on bare stems in winter and early spring helping to brighten up a dark winter’s day. This attractive climber will grow well against a trellis or low wall once trained as it is not self-clinging.

🌸Flowers: January – March

☀️ Position: Full sun – partial shade

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

Soil: Fertile, moist-well-drained soil

 Pot size:  2LD, 3LD  ( subject to availability)

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Nandina varieties such as 'domestica' and 'Fire Power' 

Nandinas provide autumn- winter interest when leaves turn shades of fiery red and copper.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers:  July  (depending on variety)

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

📏 Width: Up to 1.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  moist, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 5L, 10L, 20L, 25L +

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Pieris varieties in bud

Pieris plants generally flower from March-May but buds start to appear as pictured in February. Ideal for a partially shaded shrub border with flowers resembling lily-of-the-valley and available in shades of pink, red and white.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers:  March-May  (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 2.5m (depending on the variety)

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

Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained acid soil or ericaceous compost

 Pot size: 2l, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L, 20L (depending on the variety and availability)

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Posted 3rd Feb 10:46am

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