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Beautiful Berries for Winter Interest

These plants provide a splash of color in the dead of winter

‘Profusion’ beautyberry berries are an eye-catching bubblegum pink—perfect for brightening up a dreary winter day. Photo: Jason Jorgensen 

Winter walks are a great way to beat cabin fever and see plants from a different perspective. You might even discover something new while you’re on a walk! On a recent weekend walk, I noticed a lot of amazing berries. There are so many types of beautiful evergreens, deciduous shrubs, and trees that carry an amazing spectrum of beautiful berries in winter. These plants are rather useful at this time of year, as the branches can also be used for winter decorating and flower arrangements. Here are a few that would be great additions to any garden.

Golden Raindrops crabapple
These yellow berries will stand out among the reds of most winter berries. Photo: Jason Jorgensen

Golden Raindrops® crabapple, Malus transitoria ‘Schmidtcutleaf’

Mature size: 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide

Zones: 4–8

This small, deciduous tree is great for any size garden. Its branches are loaded with tiny pea-size crabapples in fall and winter.…

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