Andy’s Greatest Vegetation for the Winter Backyard

Andy Schenk of Malvern, Pennsylvania, calls his backyard “Look Once more Backyard,” and at this time he’s sharing some photographs that can definitely make you look once more, as these are a few of his prime vegetation that look lovely within the winter. His backyard sits on the fringe of Zones 6 and seven.

Hamamelis ovalis (Zones 6–9) is a comparatively new species of witch hazel in cultivation, native to southeastern North America. The flowers are small however are nice for early coloration within the backyard.

Prunus ‘Fudan-zakura’, a present from the Morris Arboretum, is a cool prunus that flowers in each fall and spring very like Prunus × subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’.

Croton alabamensis (Zones 6–8), displaying gorgeous fall coloration and nonetheless principally evergreen presently, is native to the southern United States.

These Cyclamen hederifolium (Zones 4–9) seedlings are displaying wonderful leaf colours and patterns.

Danae racemosa (Zones 6–8) is a implausible evergreen shrub that’s blissful in deep shade. Its pink fruit is spectacular proper now.

This Torreya grandis (Zones 8–9, perhaps colder) has stunned me for its hardiness. It additionally seems to be deer resistant, as I’ve by no means seen any browse.

Torreya jackii was one other shock. I like the lengthy needles and weeping behavior.

Cephalotaxus fortunei (Zones 7–9) is a fairly unusual species of Cephalotaxus. It’s a nice evergeen for a shady spot and in addition exhibits glorious deer resistance.

Cornus (aka Benthamidia) elliptica ‘Summer time Splash’ (Zones 7–9) is likely one of the evergreen dogwoods, however its variegated foliage makes it even higher the others.

Good-old Chimonanthus praecox (Zones 7–10)—I couldn’t think about a winter backyard with out this aromatic magnificence.


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