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Winter Shrub Color

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Common and Scientific Names of Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Perennials, Herbs & Houseplants

Low = under 3 feet, Medium = 3 feet to 6 feet, Tall = over 6 feet

Low Winter Shrub Color

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Erica species                    5 1' X 3'    Evergreen. Red, pink or white      
  Winter Blooming Heather     Med. Sun          flowers in February to March.    
Sarcococca hookeriana humilis    6 1' X 3'    Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Small
  Dwarf Himalayan Sweet Box   Med. Shade        fragrant flowers in Feb-March.   

Medium Winter Shrub Color

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Camellia sasanqua                7 6' X 5'    Evergreen. Sun tolerant. Blooms    
  Sasanqua Camellia           Med. A.M. Sun     November and December.           
Corylopsis species               5 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Yellow flowers in late  
  Winter-hazel                Med. Sun-Part     Winter.                          
Daphne odora                     7 3' X 3'    Evergreen. Fragrant pink flowers in
  Fragrant Daphne             Low  A.M. Sun     February-March. Needs drainage.  
Edgeworthia chrysantha           7 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Bright yellow flowers on
  Paperbush                   Med. Part shade   bare stems in winter.            
Edgeworthia papyrifera           7 5' X 5'    Deciduous. Bright yellow flowers on
  Paperbush                   Med. Part shade   bare stems in winter.            
Garrya elliptica                 9 6' X 6'    Evergreen native. Leaves with wooly
  Coast Silk Tassel           Low  Sun-Part     yellowish catkins in Dec-Feb.    
Ilex cornuta                     6 6' X 6'    Evergreen. Glossy green leaves.    
  Chinese Holly               Med. Sun-Shade    Red berries all winter.          
Ilex meserveae                   5 6' X 5'    Evergreen. Red berries on females  
  Blue Boy/Girl Holly         Med. Sun-Part     in winter if male is nearby.     
Nandina domestica                7 6' X 3'    Evergreen. Leaves turn red in win- 
  Heavenly Bamboo             Low  Sun-Shade    ter. White flowers in May.       
Pieris taiwanensis               5 5' X 5'    Evergreen. Pink or white flowers in
  Taiwan Andromeda            Med. Sun-Shade    March and April. Red new leaves. 
Sarcococca ruscifolia            7 4' X 3'    Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Small
  Fragrant Sweet Box          Med. Shade        fragrant flowers in Feb-March.   

Tall Winter Shrub Color

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Camellia japonica                8 10' X 6'   Evergreen. Red, pink or white      
  Camellia                    Med. A.M.Sun      flowers in January to March.     
Hamamelis intermedia             5 10' X 10'  Deciduous. Fragrant red to yellow  
  Witch Hazel                 Med. Sun          flowers in February to March.    
Hamamelis mollis                 6 10' X 10'  Deciduous. Yellow flowers February 
  Chinese Witch Hazel         Med. Sun          to March. Yellow fall leaves.    
Osmanthus ilicifolius            7 8' X 5'    Evergreen. Fragrant white flowers  
  Holly leaf Osmanthus        Low  Sun-Part     in fall, winter and spring.      
Pyracantha coccinea              6 10' X 8'   Semi-evergreen. White flowers. Red 
  Firethorn                   Low  Sun-Part     berries. Attracts birds. Thorns. 
Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'      5 8' X 5'    Deciduous. Fragrant pink flowers in
  Pink Dawn Viburnum          Med. Sun-Part     February-April. Red fall leaves. 
Viburnum burkwoodii              5 8' X 4'    Semi-evergreen. Dark green leaves. 
  Burkwood Viburnum           Med. Sun-Part     Fragrant white flowers in Feb-Mar
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