Plants With Winter Interest

Does your landscaping look boring and dead in the winter?


As with most perennial plants dormancy allows the plant or tree to store and conserve energy for the winter in the root system. When spring comes the plant or tree diverts this stored energy into growing and producing flowers and leaves.


Plants known as annuals actually die during this time because they have one cycle of life to complete and when the life cycle is complete you must replant next year. For more information on perennial vs annuals. click here


Just because your plants aren’t blooming doesn’t mean you can’t have color during the winter. In the video below I have given you plants to choose from that have winter interest so you don’t have to sit by the window waiting for spring to arrive.




Enjoy and get digging!




Below I have included a few more plants with winter interest for your garden. Don’t be afraid to be creative that is were the best landscapes are designed.


 Branching Interests

Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum “Sango-kaku“)

Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick ( Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ )

Winter Flowers

Paperbush Plant ( Edgeworthia chrysantha)

Witch Hazel ( Hamamelis virginiana ) or (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’)

Winter Berries

Holly tree (Ilex aquifolium)

Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberrybush ‘Redwing’ )


Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

  • Sprinter
  • Northstar
  • Green Mountain
  • Winter Gem

Camellia ( Camellia joponica ) and (Camellia sasanquas )

  • Many varieties


Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)

Emeral Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara)










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