While snow piles, salt stains, gray skies and slushy streets do not surprise some of us this time of year, winter does have a beauty of its own.
But, although the sunlight’s bright reflection in blankets of snow and fluffy snow-covered tree branches are pretty to see, those of us who often experience winter’s wrath still crave scenes of green grass, colorful annuals and tree canopies full of leaves.
You’ll be happy to know there is a way to get some color in your landscape this winter. Read below to learn which trees and shrubs can withstand the snowy season and give you a winter color fix:
- Winterberry holly. The bright, vibrant red berries of this shrub can add magnificent color to an otherwise all-white landscape. It generally grows from 3 to 15 feet tall, and it can tolerate varying sun exposures, soil and temperatures, making it extremely adaptable to any sort of winter weather.
- Redosier dogwood. This hardy tree is the perfect accent to a drab winter landscape thanks to its deep red branches. The redosier dogwood prefers various soils and sun exposures and is considered a fast-growing tree.
- Snowdrift crabapple. Add colorful visuals to your landscape any season with a snowdrift crabapple. Throughout winter, this hardy tree produces deep orange fruits that attract birds.
- Paperbark cherry. Give your winter landscape a shiny accent with a paperbark cherry. This tree sheds its bark throughout the year, exposing a coopery, glimmering skin underneath. This tree prefers full sun but can withstand wintery conditions.
What’s your favorite way to add color to your winter landscape? We would love to know! Comment below to let us know how you would spruce up a snowy, drab landscape.