Abeliophyllum/white forsythia: an unusual cultivar of forsythia. Strongly scented. Stem length up to 80 cm. Flowers in January and February.

Alder: with catkins. Branches up to 1.5m tall.

Cornus/dogwood: bright stems in red or yellow through the winter months. Up to 1.5m.

Forsythia: white or yellow varieties (as above) Up to 80cm.

Hellebores: flowers with heads hanging, modest, speckled whites and pinks and greens, with lovely foliage. Up to 60cm.

Willow: decorative red, yellow, black and curly willow stems. Up to 1.5m.