In the garden, decorative fruits offer a colorful show throughout the winter. When the flowers are scarce, they capture the light, animate the foliage, provide structure and fill the birds in search of food. So many good reasons to (re) discover these 10 varieties of trees and shrubs to plant before spring.
A skimmia with red balls
Original and still rare, the skimmia is a beautiful shrub that seduces as much by the beauty of its foliage and flowering as its fruits. Throughout the winter and until the beginning of summer, its pretty red berries decorate the garden. To plant in an acidic soil, in the middle shade, being careful to choose a female plant, because the male plants do not bear fruit!
A Callicarpa candy
But they are beautiful, the berries of callicarpa! In an astonishing violet color, they are grouped in a cluster that botanists call cymes. Throughout the fall, they systematically arouse the curiosity and admiration of those who watch them. In common parlance, we call the callicarpa “candy tree”, even if its berries are not eaten and even birds do not like it!
An ampelopsis with turquoise berries
True plant curiosity, this Virginia creeper with beautiful foliage is covered in autumn turquoise blue berries, which evolve progressively to the pink fushia. A variety of great originality to plant without hesitation in a draining soil, in the partial shade.
A rosehip for his cinorrhodons
Who did not pick up, as a child, the berries of the wild roses that grow on the embankments to make the hair scratch? But did you know that these little red berries (whose botanical name, cinorrhodon, will delight scrabble lovers) have many virtues? Not only are they extremely decorative, but they can also be harvested in the fall to prepare beneficial herbal teas.So, if we planted a Rosa canina in the garden this winter?
A sacred bamboo with persistent fruits
Bamboo sacred in Japan, the Nandina is a beautiful shrub that is grown in the garden as well as on a terrace or balcony. Its berries, very persistent, make a variety very decorative throughout the winter. A rare variety of great elegance, easy to grow throughout the hexagon, and even in the seaside gardens.
A holly for a holiday tune
Star of the holiday decoration, the holly seems to have naturally adorned with small balls to compete with the Christmas tree. If you want to plant one in your garden, know that only female plants bear fruit, and that some varieties have orange-yellow berries more original than reds.
A generous fruiting cotoneaster
Easy to grow, undemanding, the cotoneaster has a very beautiful gray-green foliage that is covered with small red scarlet berries in autumn and winter. At the end of spring, they are replaced by small white and pink flowers, making it a surprising variety in all seasons. To recommend for its great ease of maintenance.
A Idesia polycarpa
In winter, the Idesia polycarpa can be recognized by its clusters of red berries that offer the garden an exotic or even exotic atmosphere. A beautiful ornamental tree, beautiful in any season, to plant now in a rich and well-drained soil, in the sun or in the shade.
And also …
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