Cryptomeria japonica ‘Black Dragon’ with a Japanese Maple

Kevin Kelly shows us how beautiful winter bark really is! 

"As I am spending the weekend wandering around my yard, and so wanting to get my hands dirty, I reminded myself how beautiful the bark of trees can be in the winter landscape (as well as throughout the year). Trying to create a 4 season garden in Zone 6b Harrisburg, requires paying attention to all the little things that our shrubs and trees have to offer, beside leaves and flowers. I have taken photos of some of the interesting winter bark specimens in my garden. Hopefully this can be enjoyable to everyone as well."

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Lagerstroemia indica ‘Pink Velour’

Cornus kousa

Acer griseum

Acer tegmentosum ‘White Tigress’

Pinus bungeana

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’

Quercus palustris ‘Green Pillar’

Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’

Stewartia pseodocamellia var. koreana

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