Friday, October 9, 2020
Posted By: in Fall Gardening
Fall Berries And Texture For Your Garden
When you visit our Nursery you’ll find a large table on the border of our Courtyard that is always changing with the seasons. Currently, you can find a beautiful array of fall berries and textures. The soft corduroy textures of the bud blooming heather a.k.a. the Calluna, the glossy leaves and red berries of Skimmia japonica and the soft blue/green tones of the blossoms. This array of textures and colours will kick start your seasonal landscape designs.
1. Wintergreen - Gaultheria
Evergreen with oval, lustrous green leaves turning reddish in cold weather. Pinkish-white flowers springs-summer followed by scarlet fruit. Blooms May to August. Grows 15cm tall by 60cm wide. Used as ground cover.
2. Massachusetts - Kinnikinnick
Prostrate evergreen shrub with glossy, green, leathery leaves turning reddish in winter. Pinkish white spring flowers are followed by red berries that attract birds. Blooms April to May. Grows 15-30cm tall, spreads 90-180cm wide. Ground cover, trailing on walls and hillsides.
3. Skimia Reevesiana
Narrow dark green leaves, compact and slow growing. White flowers in spring, followed by red berries. Grows 2' tall x 2.5 - 3' wide. Part sun to shade. Zones 7-9.
4. Gold Pillar Monterey Cypress
Grow this narrowly conical Cypress in full sun for the best leaf colour. Its outside leaves are golden and the inside leaves are yellow-tinted. Leaves are yellow-green in partial shade. Tolerates coastal climate. Grows 20' high x 10' wide. Zones 8-10.
5. Irish Yew by Monrovia
Landscape uses for this conifer are for hedges, mass planting, privacy screens, specimen, woodland garden, topiary and wildlife garden. Slow growing, reaches 15' to 30' tall, 4' to 8' wide.