Winter Red Welcomes the Holidays! For true gardeners, Winter ushers in a time of rest, recuperation, and planning for Spring. Typically, the Winter landscape is bland and unforgiving. Fortunately, we have discovered a few shrubs that can add color, volume and interest to your Winter landscape. The following shrubs add vivid color to your landscape:
- Camellia Yuletide (top left)
- Burning Bush (top right)
- Winterberry Shrub (lower left)
- Nellie Stevens Holly (lower right)
Camellia Yuletide blooms bright red and yellow flowers in late Autumn. They are very hardy shrubs and very low maintenance. For 4 reasons to add Camellia Yuletide to your landscape, click here.
Burning Bush provides a big splash of red in your Autumn landscape! It is very easy to maintain. An added bonus is — Mockingbirds like to nest in Burning Bush. In the Spring, Mockingbirds will serenade you with whimsical songs! To learn 4 reasons to grow Burning Bush, click here.
We discovered Winterberry Shrub during a brisk walk at the Massanutten Resort. It was a cold winter day in the Blue Ridge mountains, and we noticed the bright red berries! We didn’t know the name of the shrub so we tweeted our @itsgardningtime followers and they told us the name! For more on Winterberry Shrub, click here.
Nellie Stevens Holly
Nellie Stevens Hollies are very large, tall hollies that show red berries in late Autumn. they are nature’s version of a Christmas tree! All they need is a little sparkling garland! To learn more about Nellie Stevens Holly, click here.
For beginner gardeners, shrubs are an excellent place to start designing your garden/landscape. They provide interest, color and volume all year long. Hollies and evergreens maintain their leaves year round. To learn more about taking care of shrubs, click here. To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!