8 plants with cool-season berries

These shrubs and small trees bejewel the landscape from fall into winter

Jewels of the fall garden
Ben Woolsey

Jewels of the fall garden

Plant one of these shurbs or small trees for a burst of color in your fall-to-winter garden. Some work well as espaliers, turning a blank fence or wall into a beautiful focal point. Their berry-laden branches are fun to pick for indoor arrangements. And wild birds love them.

Fall is the best time to shop. Put them in the ground now or pop their nursery cans into larger containers for instant holiday displays for porch or deck.

Pictured: Green hawthorn 'Winter King' (pictured). Masses of red berries are displayed on naked branches after leaves turn yellowish and drop. Grows 25 to 30 feet tall and wide. Sunset Climate Zones 2-12, 14-17.


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