These shrubs and small trees bejewel the landscape from fall into winter with their bright berries

Steven R. Lorton  – October 2, 2009 | Updated August 15, 2019

Plant one of these shrubs 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 will love the fall berries.

Autumn is the best time to shop for woody plants. Put them in the ground now or pop their nursery cans into larger containers for instant holiday displays for porch or deck and enjoy seasonal interest from blooms to berries all year long.