Plants for Spring Colour

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Evergreen Shrubs

  • Camellia (single and double flowers)
  • Ceanothus
  • Daphne
  • Pieris japonica
  • Photinia serratifolia ‘Pink Crispy’
Camellia japonica
Camellia japonica

Deciduous Shrubs

  • Cercis canadensis
  • Cercis chinensis
  • Chaenomeles japonica (Japanese quince)
  • Exochorda macrantha ‘The Bride’
  • Forsythia
  • Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’ (scented, yellow)
  • Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’


As well as the popular deciduous spring flowering Clematis such as Clematis montana, there are also evergreen Clematis which are perfect for clothing ugly fences. You could try Clematis armandii and Clematis Early Sensation.  Wisteria also provides a beautiful spring display of purple, pink or white in May.

Clematis armandii (Evergreen)


Many trees are admired for their show stopping display of Spring blossom.

Flowering Crataegus persimilis ‘Prunifolia’

Visit us at The Big Plant Nursery for ideas and inspiration for adding colour to your garden in Spring.

If you are considering changes to the garden but are not sure where to start, we can also come to you – ask about our popular ‘At Home Consultancy Service’