Winter Scented Plants & Trees
When considering what to plant in a winter garden, often the emphasis is on attractive, evergreen foliage, interesting bark or beautiful winter blossoms. There’s no denying that all of this works wonderfully to create a stunning winter display, however we’ve decided to focus on something a little bit different;
Hamamelis Intermedia Arnold’s Promise
More commonly known as Yellow Witch Hazel, this interesting plant releases a delicate, sweet fragrance that hangs in the crisp winter air, providing a sensory treat when the rest of the garden can start to appear bare. The aromatic, bright yellow flowers decorate bare branches throughout the winter season.
This is a popular evergreen variety with blue-grey foliage that delivers a fresh, vaguely minty, pine scent year-round. This is a particularly great tree to plant for winter aroma, as the attractive, circular leaves can be used to make garlands or decorations, bringing the pleasant fragrance indoors.
As the leaves are falling from this Katsura tree in early winter, they release the sweet aroma of burnt caramel. The fragrance drifts off the heart-shaped, honey-orange leaves, and adds an interesting element to your winter garden.
Hamamelis Intermedia Pallida
This is another variety of Witch Hazel that offers a lovely burst of fruity perfume from the bright, stunning flowers, filling the empty spaces left in your garden by fallen leaves, with a delightful winter scent.
Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori Tree
Beni-Chidori is one of the earliest flowering of all the Prunus varieties, with beautiful, almond scented, pink flowers appearing in February. The flowers attract a variety of different wildlife and bring a welcome burst of colour to your bare garden in the New Year.
All of these trees and shrubs are the perfect choice for bringing an unusual form of winter interest to your garden, delivering wonderful fragrances and smells and creating a pleasant feature, while you wait for the new, spring blossoms to appear.