Beautiful winter trees

Trees, with their curved branches, fine bark or colored branches will enliven the winter.

Silhouettes create atmosphere in the winter garden.

Of a garden you can enjoy all year round, even in winter. Some trees and shrubs show themselves very unexpectedly at their best. With special colors, unusual shapes and other beauties that really stand out as they browse robes are finished.

Corylus avellana “Contorta” (curly hazel)

Twisted branches
One of the most famous crooked hazel (Corylus avellana “Contorta”) whose branches like for Christmas or Easter flower arrangements are processed.

The corkscrew willow (Salix babylonica ‘Tortuosa’) is long, winding, yellow-green branches. Very striking in winter. It is a large tree (to 15 m high), so the twisting willow (Salix babylonica ‘Erythroflexuosa “) that seems, but still much smaller (up to 4 meters), often a more appropriate choice. The latter has orange-yellow winter branches. Another pair of gorgeous boots twist: the apparent acacia Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Tortuosa “and smaller (up to 4 m) R. pseudo-acacia ‘Twisty Baby’ (both have summer a very decorative pinnate leaf).

Cork Lists are in winter very prominent
Some trees and shrubs are strange, corky growths on the branches. Euonymus alatus in a very

coveted cardinal’s hat from China and Japan, showing the four branches brown “cork wings. Very graceful when the plant is bare (the leaf of this shrub turns bright red in fall also).
The amberboom (Liquidambar styraciflua), with its dazzling mix of autumn colors, also exhibits fine suberisation the twigs.

Colourful bark branches and striking design
Enough choice. Best known are the blood-red winter twigs of the white dogwood Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’, to ‘Kesselringii “They dark. Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’ has branches at the bottom bright orange yellow, and rose above the red tops. Cornus stolonifera in ‘Flaviramea “They are very striking green to yellow.
The Tibetan cherry (Prunus serrula) has an incredibly beautiful, mahogany red, very smooth, but flaking bark.
The paper maple, Acer griseum has that too, but warm orange brown.

Acer griseum
Maple Paper

A Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Sangokaku’ has coral pink winter twigs.

Acer palmatum ‘Sangokaku ”

Most famous is the paper birch (Betula utilis subsp. Jacquemontii) with its white, thin flaking bark. Prunus maackii, an sierkers, showing smooth, amber-brown bark that gleams in the sun (also scroll down).

Betula utilis’ Jacquemontii ”
paper birch

The ornamental bramble, Rubus thibetanus has witberijpte, purple winter branches (or with spines). And there are many more additional winter beauty.

All these species can now plant. Do that again and if frost is in the ground is not frozen. Push the ground after the implant well around the roots and give generously of water. With annual pruning is used in many species (eg dogwood) the formation of new, colorful shoots promoted.

Garden Tips for January
Take the time to calm the upcoming gardening season to prepare.
Request catalogs, look after equipment, let any grinding.
A new garden plan? That is fine now.
Check container plants to damage (especially dopluis) and give a little water if necessary.
Not walking on a frozen lawn.
By the end of this month, grape, kiwi and wisteria pruning.
Also, trees can be pruned. Do not prune during frost.
Sprinkle lime to counteract acidity, is a real januarikarweitje.

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