2) Cottonwood -- Populus deltoides Cornelian cherry dogwood -- Cornus mas
Corkscrew willow -- Salix matsudana Red chokeberry -- Aronia arbutifolia Bradford pear - Pyrus calleryana Boxelder - Acer negundo River birch - Betula nigra Green ash - Fraxinus pennsylvanica (4) White ash - Fraxinus Americana (4) Aristocrat pear - Pyrus calleryana Apple -- Malus spp.
Among your shrubs will be daphnes, both deciduous and evergreen, and there will be plants for winter interest like Cornus mas
, striking bulbs such as species tulips, the rarer fritillaries and alliums.
Ask at your local garden centre for one of the following - Chaenomeles japonica, chimonanthus praecox, cornus mas
, erica carnea, garrya elliptica, hamamelis mollis, helleborus hybrida, jasminum nudiflorum, lonicera 'Winter Beauty', mahonia spps, prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis', rhododendron praecox, sarcococca spps, viburnum farreri and V.
Often overlapping the blooming time of the spring-flowering witch hazels is a special member of the dogwood family, Cornus mas.
In my view Cornus mas needs no improvement except that two trees are needed for best fruiting.
THE cornelian cherry, Cornus mas
, is an extraordinary shrub, reaching a height of about 3.
Brother to our native dogwood tree, Cornus mas
covers every branch and twig with small yellow flowers.
SPOT some wildlife - while we still have the remnants of the prolonged cold spell, our wildlife is just as likely to remain in hibernation but, if you keep an eagle eye open on any warmer days that we get, you may be lucky enough to spot the first bumble bees searching out a quick fix from a late winter shrub that is in full flower despite the cold - look out for shrubs such as Lonicera x purpusii, mahonias, Sarcococca, Chimonanthus praecox, Cornus mas
or Viburnum x bodnantense from your local garden centre or nursery.
As the seasons roll around, this fabulous winter flowering specimen can give spectacular red-purple autumn colour, if it is grown in an open position and, because of its size, Cornus mas
can also be used as a climbing frame for one of the early flowering Clematis macropetala and alpina cultivars.
TWO smashing dogwoods to have in your garden this time of year are Cornus mas
Variegata and Elegantissima.
Before "Arnold Promise" completes its springtime show, Cornus mas
, the Cornelian Cherry, covers this dense, rounded, upright to 15 feet high and wide tree with tiny yellow flowers in great abundance.
The shopping list included one Amelanchier, one Cornus mas
, five Viburnum, three Cornus alba, five Hydrangea macrophylla, three Hydrangea quercifolia, five Leucothoe, three Clethra, 12 Heuchera, 12 Liriope, 12 Athyrium, one Vinca minor, three Microbiota, six Pieris japonica, one Betula nigra, three Chamaecyparis `Pendula,' nine Astilbe and six Hakonechloa.