winter garden, Littlethorpe Manor. Blocks of coloured stem Dogwoods including Cornus ‘Mid Winter Fire’, ‘Sibirica’, ‘Flaviramea’ and ‘Kesselringii’ fill the sections, under planted with groundcover of Bergenia ‘Abendglut’, Luzula sylvatica, Erica ‘Springwood Pink’ and ‘Springwood White’. Highlights are provided by winter and early spring flowering shrubs such as Daphne mezereum ‘Rubra’, Viburnum farreri “Candidissimum’, Prunus mume “Omoi No Mama’ and ‘Beni Chidori’.
Great small tree! - 'Prunus mume' (japanese ornamental flowering apricot) ... in white/pink/red colors - best in dupe/non-fruiting varieties... usually blooms in late winter/early spring (best range Zone 6-8, can be hard to find or only available from limited mail order sources).