1) Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry)
- Native to Japan, the small metallic purple berries of this multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub are
best viewed when the leaves have dropped beginning mid-to-late fall.
- The berries are an important survival food for birds and other animals.
- Beautyberry is just beginning to reflect its true glory in the Winter Garden.
2) Daphniphyllum macropodum
- It is one of the most handsome evergreens for foliage effects.
- Heat tolerant and remarkably cold-hardy, it is a distinguished addition to the Woodland Garden.
- It prospers in shade in moist, well-drained soil and can grow 10′-12′ with equal spread.
3) Grevillea victoriae (Royal grevillea)
- The specific epithet victoriae was named for Queen Victoria.
- Here in the Pacific Northwest, the flowers provide winter hummingbird food.
- There are two Grevillea victoriae thriving in “Australia” in the Pacific Connections Garden.
4) Pyracantha rogersiana ‘Aurantiaca’ (Asian firethorn)
- A spreading shrub with arching branches and small bright evergreen leaves.
- White flowers in spring are followed by orange-red berries in fall.
- Seeds may cause mild stomach upset if ingested.
5) Symphoricarpos albus (White snowberry)
- Snowberry is a lovely, deciduous sub shrub native to the Pacific Northwest.
- Small, pink bell-like flowers appear in mid-spring and are much loved by hummingbirds.
- The white berries have the size and consistency of mini marshmallows which are winter food for varied thrush.