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Plant Life that Adds Pop to Your Winter Landscape


Winter Landscaping

The lower temps have arrived and are here to remind us that winter is here to stay. As you look out on your landscape, things may look gray, dark, and dormant - which is what you are accustomed to this time of year. But did you know this boring colorless landscape isn’t your only option?


Even though our deciduous plants have dropped their leaves, winter doesn’t need to be a colorless and drab season. Here is a list of trees and shrubs that will add color, character, and beauty to your landscape.


Winter Interest Shrubs:


Red Twig Dogwood


Red Twig Dogwood

A native multi-stemmed shrub with conspicuous bright red stems.


Witch Hazel


Witch Hazel

Bright gold foliage drops as fragrant yellow flowers bloom from fall into winter.


Winterberry


Winterberry

Brilliant red berries remain on leafless twigs through winter.


Hinoki Cypress


Hinoki Cypress

Evergreen, can be in tree or shrub form, uniquely textured foliage and form, often golden or bright green.


Beautyberry


Beautyberry

Leaves have an attractive golden fall color before dropping. Bright purple berries remain into winter.


Winter Interest Trees:


Paperbark Maple


Paperbark Maple

Late fall color, unique exfoliating brown/cinnamon-colored bark.


Japanese Umbrella Pine


Japanese Umbrella Pine

Slow-growing evergreen, vibrant, glossy green foliage, classic pyramidal form


Coral Bark Japanese Maple


Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Golden yellow/orange leaves drop, leaving behind vivid red bark that intensifies in color as the season gets colder.


River Birch


River Birch

Interesting peeling bark, characterful multi-stem form, disease resistant, and fast growing.


American Holly


American Holly

Dense, prickly green foliage commonly associated with the holiday season. Female plants have red berries if males are in the vicinity.


Have questions about these colorful species?

Reach out! We’d love to tell you more about how you can brighten your winter.


Even though it’s cold outside, we’re still here for you!


As the winter chill sets in, many believe it's the "off-season" for tree care, but it’s not! Your trees deserve year-round attention, and our dedicated team is ready to ensure they thrive even in the coldest months. Don't let winter be a dormant period for your trees—call us today for any tree needs! Whether it's pruning, maintenance, or emergency services, our arborists are equipped to handle it all. Keep your landscape flourishing, even in the winter wonderland.





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