Trees with win­ter flow­ers

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Par­ro­tia per­sica ‘Vanessa’

Per­sian iron­wood fol­lows its eye-catch­ing au­tumn colour with a lit­tle sur­prise – clus­ters of dense, dark red flow­ers, a lit­tle like hamamelis, in win­ter. Hardy, it likes sun or dap­pled shade and fer­tile, well-drained soil. Will reach 3-7m (10-23ft).

Hamamelis in­ter­me­dia ‘Aurora’

Witch hazels are all con­vinc­ing win­ter per­form­ers. ‘Aurora’, with its stronglyscented, cop­pery flow­ers, is a good se­lec­tion; it grows slowly to be­come a gob­let-shaped small tree with the bonus of good au­tumn colour. Site in sun or dap­pled shade. It likes deep, fer­tile soil and dis­likes chalk and too much wet. Will reach around 3m (10ft) tall.

Aca­cia bai­leyana

Spread­ing and grace­ful, the Aus­tralian golden mi­mosa is a pretty lit­tle thing. The fine­ly­di­vided, blue-grey leaves are ever­green and in late win­ter or early spring they’re joined by fluffy, yel­low flower heads, in long, dan­gling clus­ters. An RHS AGM plant that grows about 6m (20ft) tall, it likes full sun, good drainage and shel­ter.

Once par­ro­tia’s glo­ri­ous au­tumn leaves fall, li le red flow­ers ap­pear

These cop­pery-yel­low, scented ‘lemon peel’ flow­ers are ex­tra­or­di­nary

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