Interesting Garden Plants that will Add Color to Your Winter Landscape

By: Greenwood Nursery Online Plant Nursery
Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood
Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood
Nov. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- After the colors of fall begin to fade, most landscapes become drab.  Plant these unusual garden plants in your landscape for winter interest.

The Arctic Fire Dogwood is a small growing cultivar of the red twig dogwood. Once the colorful foliage falls to the ground in late fall, brilliant red branching is revealed.

The red bark of the Arctic Fire Dogwood stands out in any winter landscape and picture perfect with a snowfall. This four-season compact shrub is an excellent choice for small yards.

Contorted Hazelnut, Corylus avellana, spring, summer and fall find this small tree covered with large leaves which in early winter fall to the ground exposing its unusually gnarled branch structure. Also known as Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, the branches of this low growing tree twist into strange and odd forms.

Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana , is an Eastern U.S. native shrub producing irregular shaped yellow blooms between December and March (depending on the zone). Growing in the 6 to 20 foot height range, the Witch Hazel is at home in sunny to partially shaded areas making it a good choice for woodland gardens.

The Witch Hazel shrub is well known for its medicinal value. Its leaves are used to reduce swelling and inflammation. A popular astringent, it treats bruises, insect bites as well as blemishes, soothe razor burns and varicose veins.

Add these garden plants into your winter landscape and experience their unique values not only for winter but for spring, summer and fall colors, too.

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Greenwood Nursery, McMinnville, TN, was founded in 1978 as a wholesale, propagation and mail order nursery. In 1998, they took their plant catalog online offering a wide selection of garden plants to the home gardener. For further information, please call 931-668-3041 or visit

C.D. Jones
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