The winter blues are definitely setting in around here. But thankfully we have some plants outside that have saved their best for last. Today Carol and Daniel are talking about winter stunners—trees, shrubs, and even a subshrub that looks so beautiful in January and February, you’ll forget it’s technically “off season.” . Whether your winters are mild and wet, cold and dry, or you live where it snows seemingly every day, we have some options that will help liven up the landscape.
Expert Guest: Michelle Faraznik is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Public Gardens Association. She lives and gardens in Fort Collins, Colorado.
‘Wintergold’ white fur (Abies concolor ‘Wintergold’, Zones 3-8)
‘Goldilocks’ Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora (‘Goldilocks’, Zones 5-7)
Blue Cedar Cedar (Cedrus deodara cv., zones 6b-9).
‘Divinely Blue’ or ‘Felen’ Blue’
Coral bark maple (Acer palmatum (‘Sango Cacao’, Zones 5-9)
American Beach (Fagus grandifoliazones 3-9).
Red osier dogwood (Cornus sericeazones 3-7).
Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudo-camelliazones 5-8).
star magnolia (Magnolia stellatazones 4-8).
‘Panchito’ Manzanita (Arctostaphylos × coloradensis ‘Pinchito’, zones 4b–8).
rabbit brush (Chrysothamnus spp and cvs., zones 4–9).
Red Ozier/Red Tog Dogwood (Cornus sericeazones 3-7).
Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus Dioxzones 3-8).