Star Plants for Winter Beauty Star Plants for Winter Beauty Winter flowering honeysuckle Lonicera X purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Sacred bamboo Nandina domestica 3 12 Japan is traditionally grown by the front door of houses to ward off evil spirits. It grows in several places throughout the Heather Garden and is truly a plant for all seasons. Decorative evergreen leaves are tinged purple in spring and autumn, white flowers open in the summer and attractive clusters of orange red berries are provided throughout the winter months. This native shrub of This is a very free-flowering form of the shrubby winter-flowering honeysuckle, which produces sweetly fragrant, cream- coloured flowers from December through to April. A group of these shrubs grows by the Acer Glade path at the end nearest to Thomson’s Lawn. Tibetan cherry Prunus serrula 15 Dogwood Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ This native of China has gleaming polished red-brown mahogany-like bark which peels into curly shreds. One tree is set back on the lawn to the north east of Thomson’s Pond. Three other good specimens can also be found in Wilson’s Glade. Catch this tree with the sun shining on its translucent flaking bark and it looks like it is on fire. 6 A form of the native hedgerow species, the mature stems of this shrub show orange and red throughout the winter months with younger shoots colouring purple–pink. It can be found growing by the edge of Peg’s Pond and also within the Bog Garden. Chinese witch hazel Hamamelis mollis Himalayan birch Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 17 8 Winter Bark, Berry and Flower The branches of this handsome pair of large shrubs overhang the path leading from Broomfield Hill Originating from North India, Kashmir and Nepal, this tree is amongst the most stunning varieties of Gate. Clusters of large, sweetly fragrant, broad-petalled, yellow tassel-like flowers appear on its leafless branches from December to March. Its large, soft, rounded leaves also colour yellow in Autumn. birch due to its striking white stems. Three Himalayan birch stand on the lawn above Thomson’s Pond. Isabella@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park/ richmond-park-attractions/isabella-plantation
5 Red-barked dogwood Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ Brilliant crimson winter stems. 1 Scarlet Willow Salix alba ‘Britzensis’ Brilliant orange-scarlet branches. 4 Cornus sericea ‘Flavirimea’ Shoots coloured yellow to olive-green. 7 Orangebark Stewartia Stewartia monadelpha Incredible flaking tan orange bark. The Isabella Plantation Look for the leaf symbol on the posts as you move along the path. Use the numbers next to the leaf to find the description in this leaflet. Stars are described in the ‘Star Plants’ section. BRAMBLE GATE 9 Young’s weeping birch Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ A beautiful domed-shaped weeping birch. 1 Accessible Toilets PEG’S POND P Public Toilets 3 PEG’S POND GATE P Car Parking HEATHER GARDEN 2 Accessible Car Parking P 5 20 2 Winter heath Erica carnea Various cultivars flower in a range of shades from white to red throughout winter. 4 6 BOG GARDEN 7 9 THOMSON’S LAWN THOMSON’S POND 10 19 8 10 Snake-bark maple Acer tegmentosum Green bark streaked with white. DEER SANCTUARY 12 GATE 11 BEECH BAY ACER GLADE BLUEBELL WALK 14 20 Stewartia pseudocamellia Attractive peeling bark in patches of grey, orange and reddish brown. 13 15 WILSON’S GLADE 11 Acer rufinerve ‘Winter Gold’ Golden orange bark. 17 16 18 STILL POND CAMELLIA WALK BROOMFIELD HILL GATE 19 Silk tassel bush Garrya elliptica Long, greyish-green catkins in January and February. P HIGH WOOD GATE 16 Autumn Cherry Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ Semi-double white flowers from November until March. 14 Rhododendron dauricum ‘Mid-winter’ Small purple flowers appear from mid to late winter. 18 Skimmia japonica Round red fruits which persist through winter. 13 Paperbark maple Acer griseum Peeling cinnamon-coloured bark.