The Growers Plantspo - Plants for March Interest

The Growers Plantspo - Plants for March Interest

March sees us cross over from winter to spring, with spring bringing with it many more flowering varieties from Bergenia to Vincas providing exciting spring colour as we see bees starting to emerge and birds making a return from migration. Check out some of our favourite March flowering varieties below

Bergenia varieties such as 'Silberlicht' and cordifolia 'Purpurea'

Bergenia's large leathery leaves make attractive ground cover, while its flowers provide an early source of pollen for bees and other pollinating insects.

🌸Flowers: March - April

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m depending on the variety

 Soil: Any soil type

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

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Chaenomeles varieties such as 'Jet Trail, 'Crimson & Gold' & 'Nivalis'

A great addition to a wall or fence in the sun or partial shade-providing colour in early spring when little else is flowering. Flowers are available in pink, red and white.

🌸Flowers: March - May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2.5m

 Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

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

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Camellia varieties

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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Corylopsis pauciflora

Sweetly scented yellow flowers appear on bare stems during March and April gollowed by bronzed, hazel like leaves which mature to bright green.

🌸Flowers: March - April

🌞 Position: Ppartial shade

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

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

Soil: Fertile, moist, well drained ,acid soil

Pot size: 10L, 20L ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Erysimum 'Bowles's mauve'

A long-flowering semi-evergreen with narrow, grey-green leaves. This perennial produces spikes of purple flowers from late February to July and will make a great addition to a long flowering sunny border.

🌸 Flowers: February – July

☀️ Position: Full sun

Soil: Fertile, well-drained, neutral soil

Pot size: Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

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Euphorbia wulfenii

Is filled with huge heads of yellow-green flowers with ‘bronze eyes’ from late March-May that tower above its bluish-green foliage. Great at the back of a sunny border.

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

🌸Flowers:  Late March-May

☀️ Position:  Full sun

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Forsythia 'Lynwood Gold' 

Yellow flowers smother branches from March - April providing a notable cheery sight to the start of spring. Try planting at the back of a dull border or even as a hedge with its full height reaching 2 meters.

🌸Flowers:  February to April

☀️ Position:  Full sun or light shade

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral soil

Pot size: Available in 2L  and 3L pots 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

2L, 3L

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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Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

A great addition to the garden, brighting up a dark corner, with double yellow flowers that burst from mid-late spring.

🌸Flowers: March-May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Prunus Kojo-no-Mai

A pretty deciduous shrub with zig-zag branches and crimson buds that open to display white flowers with pink centres in early spring. Its luscious green leaves appear after the summer months and are then followed by bright reddish/orange leaves before falling in the Autumn. A perfect small compact tree for a smaller garden or patio pot.

🌸Flowers: March-April

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Magnolia x soulangeana and the variety 'Susan'

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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Pieris varieties such as 'Passion'

Pieris plants generally flower from March-May but buds start to appear 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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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:  End of March - May (depending on variety and whether its a male or female cultivar) 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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Vinca varieties such as 'major', minor' and 'atropurpurea' 

A great low growing ground cover plant with pale blue flowers and lance-shaped dark green leaves. It is excellent at suppressing weeds and would make a great addition to the front of a border. It generally flowers from April – September.

🌸Flowers: End of March- April - September

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.45m depending on the variety

Soil: any but very dry soil

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

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Posted 22nd Feb 9:40am

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