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NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Winter Garden

by Becker Landscape

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Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the landscape is asleep. With the selection of just a few plants, you can keep the landscape fragrant and flowering through winter and into spring.

Shrubs and trees with berries or fruit add jewel-like tones to the garden while feeding the birds. Evergreens, a traditional plant for the winter landscape, serve as a terrific backdrop to ornamental grasses and shrubs with colorful branches or berries. Some trees, such as crabapple and hawthorn, also retain their fruit into winter, dotting the barren landscape with bits of color.

Witchhazel shrubs bloom in late winter and spring, filling the landscape with a sweet perfume. The perennial hellebore blooms in January, February or March for several weeks, even in the snow.
Adding just a few plants with winter interest extends the beauty of the landscape through four seasons.

Below is a list of plants to consider for the winter landscape.

Shrubs

  • Chokeberry (Aronia)
  • Winterberry (or deciduous) holly (Ilex)
  • Red- and yellow-stem dogwoods (Cornus)
  • Witchhazel (Hamamelis)
  • Hydrangea Trees
  • 'Winter King' hawthorn (Crataegus viridis)
  • River birch (Betula nigra)
  • Crabapple (Malus)

Perennials

  • Hellebores (Helleborus)
  • Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
  • Ornamental Grasses

For more information, please contact Jay Cheesman for residential landscape and, for commercial properties, ask for one of account managers.

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