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Noteworthy Books on Seasonal Trees and Shrubs

Cover Art
The Garden in the Winter - Suzy Bales
Call Number: SB439.5 .B35 2007
ISBN: 1594863636
Publication Date: 2007-10-30

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Winter-Flowering Shrubs - Michael W. Buffin
Call Number: SB435 .B78 2005
ISBN: 0881927228
Publication Date: 2005-09-01

 

Trees and Shrubs with Seasonal Interest: Winter

Jasminum nudiflorum; photo courtesy of Flickr cc/m.shattock

It’s always a delight to come upon flowers in the winter, and there are a surprising number of plants that do bloom at this time of year. Here are just a few of the trees and shrubs that can be planted for winter interest in the New York metropolitan area. The month of interest may vary from year to year with environmental conditions.

January:

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Jasminum nudiflorum winter jasmine

 

February:

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Chimonanthus praecox var. 'Grandiflorus' wintersweet
Hamamelis mollis Chinese witch hazel
Hamamelis vernalis vernal witch hazel
Edgeworthia chrysantha (zone 7 and above) paperbush

 

March:

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Abeliophyllum distichum white forsythia
Acer rubrum red maple
Acer saccharinum silver maple
Alnus incana gray alder
Cornus mas Cornelian-cherry
Corylopsis pauciflora buttercup winter hazel
Corylopsis sinesis Chinese winter hazel
Lindera benzoin spicebush
Lonicera fragrantissima winter honeysuckle
Mahonia bealei (needs protected site) leatherleaf mahonia
Salix species willow

 

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