1) Chimonanthus praecox Wintersweet
- With exceedingly fragrant yellow flowers borne on the bare shoots in winter, C. praecox has a suitable home here within the Witt Winter Garden.
- Chimonanthus is the Chinese counterpart of the North American genus, Calycanthus.
2) Lonicera standishii Winter Honeysuckle
- A native of China, L. standishii is a perennial favorite because of its charming fragrance.
- This specimen can be found in the Witt Winter Garden.
3) Pieris japonica ‘Valentine’s Day’
- Known commonly as ‘Lily of the Valley’, P. japonica is an evergreen shrub of low habit. The clustered panicles of this particular cultivar are a dark, dusky red color, giving it plenty of mid-winter attraction.
- Located near the south end of the Lilac Collection along Azalea Way.
4) Prunus x subhirtella ‘Rosea’
- Native to Japan, this relatively small flowering cherry has begun to show us its rose-pink blossoms.
- Several specimens can be found throughout the Arboretum, including one along the trail that leads from here to the Winter Garden.
5) Viburnum specimens
- V. farreri ‘Candidissimum’
- V. foetens
- V. x bodnantense ‘Deben’