Winter Plant Varieties

Scented plants and shrubs with richly colored berries and leaves keep a garden looking alive and interesting during the long winter months.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
  • Wintertime Plant Used For Holiday Decorating

    Wintertime (Gaultheria mucronata)

    Needs acidic, preferably peaty soil and likes partial shade, although will fruit best in sun.

  • Holly With Red Berries Synonymous With Holidays

    Holly

    Grows in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade.

  • Beauty Berry Has Clusters Of Lavender Berries

    Beauty Berry

    Grows best in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.

  • Christmas Box Has Yellow Feathery Bloom

    Mahonia japonica

    Grows in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil in partial shade, or sun if the soil is moist.

  • Dawn Viburnum Has Cluster Of Pink Trumpet Blooms

    Viburnum x bodnantense

    'Dawn' Grows in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

  • Chinese Witch Hazel Has Fiery Orange Bloom

    Chinese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis mollis)

    Flourishes in sun or semi-shade and moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil.

  • Christmas Box Has Yellow Feathery Bloom

    Christmas Box (Sarcococca confusa)

    Grows in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in deep or partial shade.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

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