What Are Winter Interest Shrubs?
The definition of a Winter Interest Shrub is simple. This category comprises a variety of shrubs and bushes that attract attention during the winter in colder climates.
These deciduous plants shed their leaves as temps drop, but that doesn’t mean they’ll blend into the drab winter landscape of gray and brown trunks and branches. Even though these plants may blend into the landscape when everything else is lush and green, they display a striking or unique form that catches the eye when your other plants await spring’s awakening.
Bushes & Shrubs with Standout Winter Style
The shrubs we like for winter interest may have irregular branching or colorful stems, such as the red twigged dogwood (Cornus) family. Burning bush shrubs (Euonymus altus) create an architectural appeal as the wings or ridges surround the stems in a vividly textured display. Evergreen shrubs are specifically planted in landscapes to provide a relief from winter’s endless expanse of gray and white. The various greens, blues and other shades of the evergreen foliage stand out in the cold and keep your yard from being just another colorless location.
One of the most widely used winter interest bushes that makes an impression is the holly (Ilex) group. We carry several types of holly bushes, and each exhibits bright shiny green leaves and contrasting red berries in a variety of shapes and sizes to decorate any cold-weather scene. Junipers are another good choice for enlivening your winter garden, as some may change shades or colors in various seasons. They are available in a wide range of sizes and plant forms as well. If you want your landscape to glow during all seasons, try the flowering evergreen rhododendron plants. You can improve the aesthetic appearance of a lifeless, gray-brown area with our variety of winter interest shrubs!
Four Seasons of Life at Nature Hills
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