Brighten Up Your Winter Garden with Berries

By: Julie Day

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Other choices for winter berries include:

  • Barberry (Berberis sp.) – red or bluish
  • Bayberry (Myrica pennsylvanica) – silver-gray
  • Bittersweet (Celasstrus sp.) – vine – orange berries
  • Buckthorn (Rhamnus sp.) – black
  • Chokeberry (Aronia sp.) – red or black
  • Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) – red or blue-black
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) red or orange
  • Juniper, Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus sp.) – blue
  • Roses (Rosa sp.) – red “hips”
  • Serviceberry (Amelianchier sp.) – blue or red
  • Skimmia (Skimmia japonica) – red
  • Snowberry and Coralberry (Symphicarpos sp.) – white or reddish-purple

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  • Christine Moers Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I have a large Nandina bush near my kitchen window. I like it, but my friend said it will grow into my sink plumbing. Is this a bad idea to keep the Nandina?


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    Julie Day Says:
    January 31st, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Pyracantha does have some humongous, tough thorns! As I was photographing pyracantha for this article, I was surprised to see my neighbor’s dog happily munching the berries, oblivious to the thorns – I still haven’t figured that one out.



  • Penn Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Do not buy a Pyracantha. It grows like crazy and the THORNS!!! I just cut this out of my back yard and now I have piles of branches that I can’t move. I’m going to have to burn them in my back yard because the thorns will go through shoes/jeans/gloves and cause extreme pain almost like a bee sting.


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