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. 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’.

2. Cercis canadensis 'Avondale'

Deciduous shrubs or small trees with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of bright pink flowers. The 'Avondale' produces many clusters pinky/purple flowers during April before the leaves appear.

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. 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!)

5. 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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