Some amazing plants to look forward to in the colder months...
Location: Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge.
Formally clipped Fagus silvatica (common beech) makes an excellent hedge in winter. It retains its old leaves producing a russet-brown line that contrasts well with the green lawn.
Pollarded Limes Tilia cordata ‘Orange Beauty’ replace the Willows at Anglesey Abbey after suffering willow die back. A great alternative. The new one year old growth has an amazing orange colour to be admired when the leaves have fallen.
White stemmed Betula utilis var Jacquemontii look magical in the winter months. This normally spreading tree has grown taller and narrower in habit due to the density of planting.
The shiny red bark of Prunus serrula, the Tibetan cherry, looks stunning as an accent in a border during the winter months.
Providing a warm glow along a winding winter walk; the scented flowers of Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ and the fiery stem colour from Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ This unusual vase shaped shrub has highly scented flowers and stricking vibrant colour. Works particularly well with a dark evergreen backdrop.