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Great Shrubs with Berries for Winter Interest in the Northern and Central Midwest Region

Regional Gardening, Best Shrubs, Midwest Gardening


Enjoy a burst of color in your winter garden with one of these attractive shrubs or small trees. They make a delightful addition to the landscape with their colorful berry-laden branches, transforming drab spots into beautiful focal points. Like precious jewels, their nutritious berries sparkle in the winter landscape and attract wild birds. They are also fun to pick for indoor arrangements or Christmas decor.

Perfect for Midwestern gardens, the plants below will not only provide lovely blooms, but also attractive berries, showy fall color and food for the birds. As you will note, some of them have also received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

 

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 6
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Salt, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Midwest Plant Combination Ideas Midwest Guides

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 6
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Salt, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Midwest Plant Combination Ideas Midwest Guides

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