Colorful Winter Landscaping for Mild Climates

Published on: July 15, 2019

Do you live in a warm or mild climate and want more color in your yard during the winter? While the southern states tend to have greener yards all year round than the northern states, brighter colors during the winter are harder to find. While colorful winter plants and trees are less common, there are some that can bring your landscaping to life. Here are a few ideas to brighten your yard during the cooler months of winter.


Want to bring beautiful flowers to your yard in the winter? Camellias are hardy, with pink or red blossoms. These grow up to ten-feet in height and like acidic, moist soil.


A tree with beautiful, bright green leaves and stunning red berries, the holly tree is a lovely addition to any yard. Be warned – holly loves company and will likely try to sprout new trees in your yard.

Witch Hazel

Add dots of yellow flowers and a medicinal plant with a witch hazel shrub. This shrub/small tree blooms in the late fall or early winter and is known for its astringent properties.

Firethorn (Pyracantha)

Another berry bush that does well in the winter is firethorn or pyracantha. This bush sprouts red or orange berries to add color to your landscaping and will feed the neighborhood birds as well.

Winter Jasmine

Cover a slope or a garden wall with crawling winter jasmine, offering delicate yellow flowers and light green foliage during the late winter.

Want more ideas of colorful plants to enhance your winter landscaping? Contact a local landscaper for suggestions on adding new plants to brighten your yard all year round.

Posted on behalf of:
Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
(704) 469-5766

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