Plants for Winter Interest

 

Perennials:

 

Calamagrostis x acutifolia                                               Feather Reed Grass

Chasmanthium latafolium                                              Northern Sea Oats

Echinaceae purparescens                                        Purple Coneflower

Hedera helix                                                                 English Ivy

Helleborus x hybridus                                                           Helleborus hybrids

Miscanthus sinensis                                                 Maiden Grass

Rudbeckia fulgida                                                  Black-Eyed Susan

Schizachyrium scoparium                                             Bluestem

Sedum spectabile (purple cultivars)                                   Purple Stonecrop

Sedum telephium (purple cultivars)                                   Purple Stonecrop

Sporobolus heterolepis                                            Prairie Dropseed

 

Shrubs:

 

Andromeda polifolia “Blue Ice”                              Blue Ice Bog Rosemary

Aronia melanocarpa                                                     Black Chokecherry

Buxus sp                                                                      Boxwood

Chamaecyparis obtuse                                      Hinoki Falsecypress

Cornus alba                                                                  Tatarian Dogwood

Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’                                                          Siberian Dogwood

Cornus sericea                                                              Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’                                         Yellowtwig Dogwood

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’                                            Corkscrew Hazel

Erica carnea                                                                 Winter Heath

Euonymus fortunei                                                             Wintercreeper Euonymus (early)

Hamamelis x intermedia                                             Witchhazel

Hydrangea paniculata                                                         Panicle Hydrangea

Ilex aquifolium                                                  Holly

Ilex x meserveae                                                        Holly hybrids

Ilex verticillata                                                   Winterberry

Juniperus                                                                      Juniper hybrids

Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’                                            Double Flowering Kerria

Myrica pensylvanica                                                     Northern Bayberry

Parthenocissus quinquefolia                                          Virginia Creeper

Pinus mugo                                                                   Mugo Pine

Rhus typhina                                                                 Staghorn Sumac

Rosa rugosa                                                                 Rugosa Rose

Salix ‘Flame’                                                                Flame Willow

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus                                         Coralberry

Syringa pekinensis                                                         Pekin Lilac

Taxus cuspidate                                                          Japanese Yew

Taxus x media                                                               Yew hybrids

Thuja occidentalis                                                       White Cedar

Viburnum x bodnantense “Dawn”                         Dawn Viburnum

 

Trees:

 

Abies balsamea                                                            Balsam Fir

Abies concolor                                                 White Fir

Abies sibirica                                                                Siberian Fir

Acer griseum                                                                Paperback Maple

Betula nigra                                                                  River Birch

Betula papyrifiera                                                        Paper Birch

Betula pendula                                                  European Birch

Betula platyphylla                                                        Japanese White Birch

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis “Pendula”                      Weeping Nootka Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera “Filifera”                                   Threadleaf Falsecypress

Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’                            Winter King Hawthorn

Euonymus europeanus                                           European Spindle (early winter)

Malus spp.                                                                   Crabapple (most varieties)

Picea abies                                                                   Norway Spruce

Picea glauca                                                                 White Spruce

Picea omorika                                                              Serbian Spruce

Picea pungens                                                               Colorado Spruce

Pinus nigra                                                                    Austrian Pine

Pinus strobus                                                                White Pine

Robinia pseudoacacia “Twisted Baby”             Twisted Baby Locust

Salix alba (+ cultivars)                                               Willow

Staphylea trifolia                                                   American Bladdernut

Tsuga canadensis                                                        Canadian Hemlock

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