Late Fall Color and Winter Interest Plants

High Bush Cranberry Viburnum opulus-  – Late Fall Color- EDIBLE- CEL Carries

Chokecherry (Aronia melanocarpa).  Late Fall Color- Edible berries. CEL Carries

Witch Hazel varieties. Hammamelis molis or x intermedia varieties.

Daphne species: Deciduous and evergreen shrubs.   Great smelling flowers.  My favorite is “odora var. marginata”. CEL carries a few each year that we propagate from our maintenance customers yards.

 Heleborus species  Evergreen, perennial flowering plants with various colors. CEL carries some.

Small leaf Boxwood Azara microphyllia.  There is nothing special how this evergreen shrub looks, but its fragrance is AMAZING.  It smells like chocolate (some say Vanilla)!  I call this the “happy plant” . It blooms late winter.

Sarcococca hookeriana var “humilis”(dwarf) or the taller S. ruscifolia

Winter Jasmine  Jasminum nudiflorum*

Redtwig and Yellowtwig dogwood. Many varities exist. CEL carries unknown ones we propagate.  The stems turn bright red or yellow in the winter time.

Here are some other suggestions from ither folks

Camellia ‘Minato-no-akebono’- Hybrid Camellia that

Osmanthus fragrans 

Edgeworthia chrysantha f. rubra (paper bush)

Cyclamen coum (hardy cyclamen)

Galanthus (snowdrop)

Arctostaphylos manzanita (manzanita)

Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape)

Edgeworthia chrysantha f. rubra (paper bush)

Cyclamen coum (hardy cyclamen)

Galanthus (snowdrop)

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ (witch hazel)

Arctostaphylos manzanita (manzanita)

Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape)

Not all fragrance has to be flowers.


Check out this link for Dwarf Evergreen Trees- Less than 12′ 

Many of the GPP conifers will eventually get large with coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) reaching 30 feet in ten years or 100 feet after many decades.

Two cultivars of Alaskan yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis), C. nootkatensis ‘Van den Akker’ and C. nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’ will also grow tall—maturing at around 30 feet—but are like exclamation points in the landscape because of their extremely narrow habit. Even after more than 20 years they have a spread of only five feet or so, allowing them to fit nicely into a smaller space.