The lower temps have arrived and are here to remind us that winter is here to stay. As you look out on your landscape, things may look gray, dark, and dormant – which is what you are accustomed to this time of year. But did you know this boring colorless landscape isn’t your only option?
Even though our deciduous plants have dropped their leaves, winter doesn’t need to be a colorless and drab season. As your local tree service company in the Greater Madison, WI area, we want to help. Here is a list of trees and shrubs that will add color, character, and beauty to your landscape.
Best Winter Shrubs
In the embrace of winter’s chill, a well-chosen selection of shrubs can transform a garden into a serene winter wonderland. These hardy and resilient plants not only brave the cold with grace but also contribute to the overall beauty of the landscape during the colder months. Here are a few shrubs to consider:
Red Twig Dogwood: A native multi-stemmed shrub with conspicuous bright red stems.
Witch Hazel: Bright gold foliage drops as fragrant yellow flowers bloom from fall into winter.
Winterberry: Brilliant red berries remain on leafless twigs through winter.
Hinoki Cypress: Evergreen, can be in tree or shrub form, uniquely textured foliage and form, often golden or bright green.
Beautyberry: Leaves have an attractive golden fall color before dropping, and bright purple berries remain into winter.
Best Trees for Winter
Wondering what tree species are best for the cold winter months? Here are a few of our favorites:
Paperbark Maple: Late fall color, unique exfoliating brown/cinnamon-colored bark.
Japanese Umbrella Pine: Slow-growing evergreen, vibrant glossy green foliage, classic pyramidal form.
Coral Bark Japanese Maple: Golden yellow/orange leaves drop leaving behind vivid red bark that intensifies in color as the season gets colder.
River Birch: Interesting peeling bark, characterful multi-stem form, disease resistant, and fast growing.
American Holly: Dense, prickly green foliage commonly associated with the holiday season. Female plants have red berries if males are in the vicinity.
Have questions about these colorful species? Reach out! We’d love to tell you more about how you and brighten up your winter.
Even Though It’s Cold Outside, We’re Still Here for You!
As the winter chill sets in, many believe it’s the “off-season” for tree care, but it’s not! Your trees deserve year-round attention, and our dedicated team is ready to ensure they thrive even in the coldest months. Don’t let winter be a dormant period for your trees—call Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists today for any tree needs! Whether it’s pruning, maintenance, or emergency tree services, our arborists are equipped to handle it all. Keep your landscape flourishing, even in the winter wonderland.
Plant Life That Adds Pop to Your Winter Landscape in the Greater Madison, WI area
Serving Dane County