We get it, nobody wants to think about the snow and cold when it’s still so beautiful outside! However, planning for some winter interest in your garden can give some life to a season that can feel long and dreary.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite First Editions® varieties that give amazing winter interest.
Evergreen shrubs and trees are four season superstars in the garden that give you year-round interest and structure. The First Editions® Distylium collection, including Chapel View™ Japanese Cedar, Pink Frost Florida Anise Tree, and BananAppeal™ Small Anise Tree, offer warm climate varieties that help give four seasons of interest to the garden, but really stand out in that winter landscape.
Amber Jubilee™ Ninebark and Tianshan® Seven-Son Flower are deciduous shrubs, meaning that they lose their leaves in winter. These shrubs have bark that looks like it is peeling, also known as exfoliating bark. This adds an amazing and unique texture to your garden in those winter months.
They may not be freshly blooming, but hydrangeas offer amazing fourth season interest with their dried flowers. You don’t want to prune panicle hydrangeas, like Vanilla Strawberry™, until the spring, so the gorgeous blooms catch snow and add some much needed structure to a faded landscape.