The Monrovia Holiday Collection

Nothing gets us more excited about the holidays than the beautiful plants that arrive at our nursery each week. Recently we received a shipment from Monrovia that’s set our staff aglow with the holiday spirit. We’re humming carols and dreaming of colorful foliage, bright blooms and show-stopping stems. Scroll down for a winter wonderland of swoon-worthy shrubs.


{Photos courtesy of Monrovia}

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’

Light some fireworks in your garden this winter with ‘Arnold Promise’ witch hazel. Sparkling yellow petals frame small red cups at the center of these dazzling blooms. If that’s not enough, this workhorse of a plant puts on a marvelous display of colorful foliage come autumn.



Taxus x media ‘Brownii’

The rounded form of Brown’s Yew makes it an excellent choice for foundation planting or in a hedge. Slow-growing to eventually 8-10 feet tall, this is an easy care plant that can handle sea breezes.



Forsythia x intermedia ‘Kolgold’

Also known as ‘Magical Gold’ forsythia, you could easily fall under the spell of these extra-large yellow golden blooms followed by verdant green foliage. Plant it in your garden for early spring color.



Cryptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’

There is no question, that ‘Black Dragon’ is a superlative choice for conifer-lovers. Deep green foliage with chartreuse tips, and attractive bark make it a lovely specimen plant for your garden.



Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Pink Dawn’

From showy blooms in early spring, to scarlet foliage and sparkling sapphire berries in the autumn, this deciduous shrub truly earns its place in the garden. Deer-resistant and hardy to zone 8, ‘Pink Dawn’ is an excellent plant pick for Whatcom county gardens.



Our thanks to Monrovia for the use of their beautiful photos. If you’re curious about any of these plants, please stop by and ask any questions you may have. We would love to talk about the Monrovia Holiday Collection with you!


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