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Don't Let Your Landscape Go Bare in Winter

Read my Top 10 list of best plant ideas for winter landscapes and attracting wild birds (e.g., red osier dogwood). Ranking is based on visual interest value.


So beautiful: red twig dogwoods with snowdrops beneath. Wish I'd put snowdrops under my dogwood now.

from This Old House

7 Creative Holiday Greenery Decorating Ideas

Bright Redtwig Dogwood branches add a little edge to large containers, as seen in this Topiarius design. Tuck them into indoor containers as well for a dramatic vertical effect.


Red twig dogwood shrub- known for it's red bark in the winter, also has beautiful silvery green leaves in the summer. This shrub gets pretty big (some varieties up to 10 feet tall if not prunned), likes sun/part shade, and actually does pretty well in water boggy areas.

from White Flower Farm

Decorating Greens

Our collection is perfect for outdoor containers or window boxes -- fresh Incense Cedar, Noble Fir, White Pine, Boxwood, Red Dogwood, large Pine cones, white Statice, and faux red berries make creating your own designs easy. A 7-pound box fills a 3- to 4-foot window box. Shipment begins in mid-November. We want your wreaths and greens to arrive looking their best. It may take up to 5-9 business days for your order to arrive fresh from the farm.Sorry, No Express delivery.


Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus stolinifera) - Winter Color. Zone 2-8. Red stems in winter, white blossoms in spring, red berries in fall. Fast Growth. Mature height: 6-10 ft.