Creepers Featured Plants for February

Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis Gimborns China Pearl  The name Syringa comes from the Latin Greek meaning Shepherd’s flute because of its hollow stem. Lilac is deciduous and produces flowers that emits a strong and sweet scent. They are in the Oleaceae family and the common lilacs are Syringa vulgaris, Syringa reticulata (Japanese lilac), and Syringa mayeri (Korean lilac). Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis a.k.a Syringa pekinensis originates from Northern China, is a large shrub that can grow between 6-10m in height and can be shaped as a clear stem or multi-stem. It is a slow growing tree as it can only reach…

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Winter Spirit at Creepers

Winter is here but best of all it’s almost Christmas! If one is dwelling on potential Christmas or New Year’s presents, here are some suggestions of winter loving plants and plants that link to Christmas. Otherwise, for the dark and cold winter months, a splash of colour which could lift the spirit. Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ A scented winter flowering evergreen, Mahonia is beneficial for bees during the cold months. The vibrant yellow brightens up the garden. Other variety includes Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Soft Caress’ and Mahonia eurybracteata ‘Sweet Winter’. Ilex aquifolium (Holly) Holly is always associated with Christmas, popular for garlands…

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