Garden: varieties with ultra-decorative berries

Garden: varieties with ultra-decorative berries

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A skimmia with red balls

Beautiful berries  

Original and still rare, the skimmia is a magnificent shrub that seduces as much by the beauty of its foliage and flowers as it does its fruits. Throughout winter and until early summer, its pretty red berries decorate the garden. To be planted in acid soil, in partial shade, being careful to choose a female plant well, because male plants do not bear fruit!

A candy Callicarpa

Surprising, isn't it?  

But how beautiful, callicarpa berries! Of an astonishing violet color, they are grouped in a cluster which botanists call cymes. Throughout the fall, they systematically arouse the curiosity and admiration of those who watch them. In common parlance, we call the callicarpa "candy tree", even if its berries are not eaten and even birds do not love them!

An ampelopsis with turquoise berries

Berries with surprising hues  

A true vegetable curiosity, this virgin vine with magnificent foliage is covered in autumn with turquoise blue berries, which gradually evolve towards fuchsia pink. A variety of great originality to plant without hesitation in a draining soil, in partial shade.

A decorative apple tree

For the pleasure of the eyes only!  

Certain varieties of apple trees are cultivated mainly for the beauty of their small fruits, which are certainly not edible but of a real decorative interest. In winter, they bring roundness and color to the garden while waiting for the return of sunny days. Let us quote for example the varieties Malus Evereste, Malus 'Golden Hornet', Malus 'John Downie' or even Malus 'Red Jewel'.

A dog rose for its cinorrhodons

The scratching hair of our childhood, also very decorative!  

Who has not picked up, as a child, the berries of wild roses that grow on country slopes to make itch? But did you know that these little red berries (whose botanical name, cinorrhodon, will delight scrabble lovers) have many virtues? Not only are they extremely decorative, but they can also be harvested in the fall to prepare beneficial herbal teas. So if we planted a Rosa canina in the garden this winter?

A sacred bamboo with persistent fruits

Sacred bamboo in Japan, the nandina is a magnificent shrub that is cultivated both in the garden and on a terrace or balcony. Its very persistent berries make it a very decorative variety throughout the winter. A rare variety of great elegance, easy to grow in all of France, and even in seaside gardens.

Holly for a festive look

Holly, the most famous red berry  

Star of holiday decoration, holly seems to have naturally adorned itself with small balls to compete with the Christmas tree. If you want to plant one in your garden, know that only the female plants bear fruit, and that some varieties have yellow-orange berries more original than the red ones.

A Cotoneaster with generous fruiting

A perfect shrub to learn about the joys of winter berries  

Easy to cultivate, undemanding, the cotoneaster has a very beautiful gray green foliage which is covered with small scarlet red berries in autumn and winter. At the end of spring, they are replaced by small white and pink flowers, which makes them a surprising variety in all seasons. Recommend for its ease of maintenance.

An Idesia polycarpa

Like an air of Japan…  

In winter, the Idesia polycarpa can be recognized by its clusters of red berries which provide the garden with an exotic, even exotic, atmosphere. A very beautiful ornamental tree, beautiful in any season, to plant now in a rich and well-drained soil, in the sun or in partial shade.

And also…

We have spotted for you other very beautiful varieties: Why not a myrica cerifera? Or a fake pepper tree?