Top plant picks for April

Top plant picks for April

As the saying goes; "plant in spring, decorate your soul", but with so many plants to choose from at this time of year it's easy to feel overwhelmed, so here is a handy list of our top plant picks for April: 

1. Forsythia

Deciduous spring flowering shrub with bright yellow flowers - also known fondly as the Easter Tree.

2. Magnolia

Far more inspiring than the paint of the same name, Magnolia has many varieties to choose from. The most popular are Magnolia stellata, ‘Susan’, ‘Heaven Scent’ and ‘Yellow River’.

3. Camellia japonica

Evergreen shrubs, perfect for brightening up wall borders and courtyard gardens. Sometimes known as 'the rose of winter', it is the official state flower of Alabama in the US.

4. Coruns kousa 'Milky Way'

A small bushy shrub with leaves turning a deep shade of purple/red in the autumn. When in spring bloom the tree puts on an extravagant show of milky white flowers.

5. Rhododendrons

From the Ancient Greek "Rose Tree", there are over 11024 species of Rhododendron! The sweet, nectar type smelling flowers evokes images of tropical islands and tiny Hummingbirds (in my mind at least!) 

6. Syringa vulgaris (Lilac)

Originally native to the Balkans, Lilac is now a widely cultivated ornamental shrub. Perfect for attracting pollinators such as butterflies to your garden. 

 

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