What’s in Bloom Now? Garden Updates November 17 – 23


By Thea Hegland

November is always a busy time in the garden. Our gardeners are focused on raking all the leaves that have fallen from the deciduous trees, mulching the Roses and preparing the garden for a deep winter sleep.

Viburnum davidii

At this time, there is much to stand in awe of; fall favourite, Callicarpa (Beautyberry) with pretty little bead-like purple berries bring a vibrant colour to the November garden, darling Fuchsia flowers show us now what they are truly made of as these brazen beauties of autumn are shamelessly flowering.

Fuchsia, flowering into November

Berried shrubs such as Skimmia, (Japanese skimmia), Viburnum davidii, Euonymus alatus, Aucuba, Nandina (Heavenly bamboo) and Ilex are bursting with juicy fruit – but do not be tempted to try!

It is a perfect time to come for a refreshing walk, brainstorm winter ideas, and take advantage of the big 12-Month Pass Holder Event on November 22!

Plants that are currently blooming
  • Abelia
  • Aucuba japonica (Spotted laurel)
  • Bellis (English daisy)
  • Bergenia (Elephant’s ears)
  • Callicarpa (Beautyberry)
  • Catalpa (Indian bean tree)
  • Cotinus (Smoke tree)
  • Cotoneaster
  • Cyclamen coum
  • Erica (Erica)
  • Euonymus europaeus (Spindle tree)
  • Fuchsia
  • Hydrangea
  • Illex
  • Mahonia (Oregon grape)
  • Nandina (Heavenly bamboo)
  • Nerine
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus (Mondo grass)
  • Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston ivy)
  • Pyracantha (Firethorn)
  • Polyanthus (Primula)
  • Skimmia japonica
  • Viburnum bodnantense
  • Viola