CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS

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COR­NUS SERICEA ‘FLAVIRAMEA’

Punchy yel­low stems add a cit­russy zing, with colour bright­est on young stems. Au­tumn fo­liage has or­ange and red tints. H and S3m (10ft)

SALIX ALBA VITELLINA ‘BRITZENSIS’

Co­ral bark or scar­let wil­low has rusty-red young shoots. Pol­lard or cop­pice an­nu­ally to keep as a small, multi-stemmed shrub. Can grow 2.5m (8ft) an­nu­ally.

NAR­CIS­SUS ‘FE­BRU­ARY GOLD’

Grace­ful golden daf­fodil with slen­der trum­pets and gen­tly swept-back petals. A use­ful early-flow­er­ing part­ner for win­ter stems. H25cm (10in) S10cm (4in)

COR­NUS ALBA ‘SIBIRICA’

El­e­gant, blood red-stemmed dog­wood with flame-tinted au­tumn fo­liage. In March/April cut back es­tab­lished plants for vi­brant win­ter colour. H and S up to 2.5m (8ft)

SCILLA SIBERICA

With up to five nod­ding blooms per bulb, hardy scil­las make a daz­zling dis­play in March. They nat­u­ralise well un­der de­cid­u­ous shrubs. H20cm (8in) S10cm (4in)

EU­ONY­MUS FORTUNEI ‘EMERALD ‘N’ GOLD’

A year-round re­li­able cham­pion with gold-edged glossy leaves and the tenac­ity to grow as a climber or ground­cover. H60cm (2ft) S90cm (3ft)

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