Collection: Winter Flowering Trees

Winter-flowering trees and shrubs defy the season, offering a spectacle of beautiful winter flowers that survive below-zero temperatures. These resilient beauties bring colour and life into your garden when nobody expects it, but everyone appreciates it.

Winter Flowering Trees Sale: Arundel Arboretum

Imagine trees bursting with vibrant blooms amidst winter frost or gloomy days, bringing unique beauty and serenity into your winter garden. This stunning transformation can be a part of your landscape, too!

Visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in West Sussex, in the historic town of Arundel, near Chichester, and discover a variety of winter flowering trees that will make your garden shine all year round.

Our experts are ready to guide you through our impressive selection of winter flowering trees and shrubs, helping you find the perfect match for your landscape. They will also provide guidance on care, planting, and nurturing to ensure your new tree thrives in its new environment.

Prefer to buy winter flowering trees online? Visit our web store to explore our carefully curated selection of winter flowering trees UK. Find your ideal tree and let us take care of the rest.

Our Top Winter-Blooming Trees and Shrubs

Here are some of the best winter flowering trees that we have available on our winter flowering trees farm:

Camellia sasanqua

  • An evergreen shrub
  • Blooms from October to December
  • Single, semi-double, or double pink flowers
  • Delicate fragrance
  • Reaches 2-3 m in height

Camellia japonica

  • An evergreen tree or a shrub with over 300 000 cultivars
  • Blooms typically from January to March
  • Flowers range from miniature to huge, and from pure white to soft pink and dark red
  • Not known for its fragrance
  • Reaches 3-4.5 m in height

Winter Flowering Cherry (Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis)

  • A small, deciduous, ornamental cherry tree
  • Blooms typically from November to March
  • Semi-double, pale pink to white flowers
  • Light, subtle fragrance
  • Reaches 2-2.5 m in height

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)

  • A shrub or small tree with numerous cultivars
  • Blooms typically from January to March
  • Ribbon-like flowers in yellow (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'), orange, or red (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Ruby Glow')
  • Many cultivars are known for their fragrance
    Reaches 3-6 m in height

Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

  • A deciduous shrub
  • Blooms typically from December to March
  • Bright yellow flowers
  • Not fragrant
  • Reaches 1.5-3 m in height

Mahonia Japonica

  • An evergreen shrub with holly-like foliage
  • Blooms typically from December to March
  • Striking racemes of bright yellow flowers
  • Sweet fragrance
  • Reaches 1.5-3 m in height

What to Consider When Buying Winter Flowering Trees UK

There are several things to consider when buying winter flowering trees. Here are the most important ones:


Winter blooming trees and shrubs prefer a moderate climate. They can withstand occasional frosts and cold temperatures and are ideal for British gardens. They thrive in the UK's RHS hardiness ratings of H4 to H6

Soil type

Winter flowering trees prefer fertile, slightly acidic to neutral, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Good drainage is crucial to prevent root rot. Loamy soil, a balanced mix of sand, silt, and clay, is ideal because it retains moisture while allowing excess water to drain away.

Light conditions

Winter flowering trees are quite adaptable and grow well in various light conditions, but they thrive in full sun and partial shade.

Space and size

Make sure you have enough space for the tree's mature size to avoid overcrowding and to promote healthy growth. Check the tree's expected height and spread before you buy.

Colour and fragrance

Consider the colour and fragrance of the blooms. You can choose from a variety of colours –white, yellow, pink, or red. Witch Hazel or Mahonia flowers are known for their strong fragrances.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which trees flower in the winter season?Some notable winter flowering trees are Camellia, Winter Flowering Cherry, Witch Hazel, Winter Jasmine, and Mahonia.
  • What is the prettiest winter blooming tree?One of the most admired winter-blooming trees is Camellia Japonica with its beautiful, large flowers that come in a range of colours – white, pink, or red.
  • What is the easiest winter flowering tree to grow?One of the easiest winter flowering trees to grow is Winter Jasmine because it can withstand very low temperatures, requires minimal care, and is pest and disease-resistant.
  • How do I care for winter flowering trees during the cold season?There are several key steps things to consider to ensure your winter flowering trees stay healthy and vibrant during the cold season:
    Mulching around the base of a tree
    Watering to prevent the soil from drying out
    Protection from harsh winds and extreme frost
  • Are there any small winter flowering trees UK?
    Yes, there are small winter flowering trees suitable for UK gardens, such as Camellia sasanqua (2-3m), Winter Jasmine (1.5-3m), or Mahonia Japonica (1.5-3m). There are also some dwarf winter flowering trees UK that grow up to 1.5 m in height, like Dwarf Camellia, Dwarf Witch Hazel, or Dwarf Winter Flowering Cherry.
  • Are there any winter flowering trees near me for sale?
    If you’re looking to buy winter flowering trees, visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in Arundel, Chichester, South of England, to explore our top-quality winter flowering trees. Or, browse our online store and find winter flowering trees for sale there. We’ll handle the rest.
    If you have any questions or if you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

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