Winter-Blooming Shrubs and Vines

Shrubs & Vines With Gorgeous Winter Interest & Color 

At SummerWinds Nursery, you can find winter interest through our selection of beautiful winter-blooming or colorful shrubs and vines, including those listed below (available while supplies last).

Camellias

Camellias

Camellias come in a variety of colors and provide elegant, often long-lasting winter blooms contrasted by glossy, dark green evergreen foliage.  Limited quantities available.

  • Light Needs: Filtered sun (for light colors). Full sun to part-shade with filtered sun in extreme heat (for deep reds).
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
  • Blooms: Often long blooming season, late winter to mid-spring.
  • Landscape Uses: Borders, containers, cutting gardens, espalier, mass planting, privacy screen, specimen or woodland garden.

Sources: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/469/nuccios-bella-rossa-camellia/ and https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/519/kumasaka-camellia/


Indian Hawthorne

Indian Hawthorne

This versatile shrub has handsome, glossy, deep-green evergreen foliage and large clusters of fragrant, flowers in late winter/early spring.

  • Light Needs: Partial to full sun.
  • Watering Needs: Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • Blooms: Late winter/early spring blooms.
  • Landscape Uses: Border, coastal exposure, container, hedge, mass planting, privacy screen, urban garden, windbreak or woodland garden.

Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2047/majestic-beauty-indian-hawthorn/


Pink Jasmine

Pink Jasmine

This fast-growing vine with glossy, semi-evergreen foliage boasts a spectacular display of pink buds that open to intensely fragrant white flowers.  

  • Light Needs: Partial to full sun.
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often, especially in extreme heat.
  • Blooms: Late winter through early summer blooms.
  • Landscape Uses: Border, container, espalier, ground cover, hanging basket, houseplant, mass planting or urban garden.

Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1586/pink-jasmine/


Carolina Jessamine

Carolina Jessamine

This well-mannered climbing vine is prized for its spectacular display of fragrant, bright yellow flowers.  Evergreen to semi-evergreen.

  • Light Needs: Partial to full sun.
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often, especially in extreme heat.
  • Blooms: Late winter to early spring blooms.
  • Landscape Uses: Container, espalier, firescaping/fire wise, ground cover, mass planting, privacy screen or woodland garden.

Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1311/carolina-jessamine/


Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia Violaceae

This dependable evergreen vine is an interesting, intricate, tough, twisting, subtle vine with bright purple flowers.

  • Light Needs: Best in partial light shade. Will tolerate full sun (without reflective heat sources).
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly, allowing soil to just dry between waterings.
  • Blooms: Late winter/early spring blooms.
  • Landscape Uses: Climbing accent, trellis on patios, house or walls.

Source: http://www.public.asu.edu/~camartin/plants/Plant%20html%20files/hardenbergiaviolacea.html


Hamelia

Hamelia

This cheerful shrub is commonly known as fire bush and has foliage that turns from gray to red (in winter).  Has showy orange to scarlet/crimson elongated, tubular blooms most of the year.

  • Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade. Avoid western exposures and reflected light.
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly, more often in extreme heat.
  • Blooms: Blooms most of the year.  Mostly showy orange to scarlet or crimson, collora tubular, elongated blooms; fruits are black and berrylike.
  • Landscape Uses: Flowering accent shrub for oasis and mesic plantings.

Source: http://www.public.asu.edu/~camartin/plants/Plant%20html%20files/hameliapatens.html


Nandina

Nandina Domestica

This colorful evergreen shrub is very hardy and trouble-free.  It boasts vibrant, ever-changing dramatic foliage that emerges scarlet red in spring and matures to blue-green in summer—as small white flowers appear.

  • Light Needs: Partial to full sun.
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • Blooms: Late winter/early spring blooms through summer.
  • Landscape Uses: Border, container, firescaping/fire wise, hedge, mass planting, poolside or urban garden.

Source: https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1877/gulf-stream-heavenly-bamboo/

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