This is a good time of year to plant shrubs ready for the Spring.The ground should be soft and damp,with temperatures still relatively warm. New plants have a chance to get their roots established before the Winter sets in.
Some of the most popular early flowering shrubs are from the Magnolia genus. The stellata as its name suggests has bright star-like flowers which come into bloom in the early Spring before its leaves have fully opened. The larger soulangeana with its lilac or pink goblet shaped flowers is the ideal choice if you are looking for a manageable sized tree for a small garden.