Unless you are into winter sports here in Maryland, the month of February can be chilly, dreary, and windy. Enhance your overall landscape with the color of nature. Your friends at Harford Tree have compiled a list of some charming trees that will improve and add to your landscape this winter! Best of all, these trees will also attract a wide range of wildlife. While you get to watch the beauty unravel from the warmth of your home, why not improve and brighten your landscape. Read on to learn more!
American Holly Trees
The female holly produces red, bright berries in the winter that contrast with the white of freshly fallen snow and adds a spark of light to any landscape. American holly trees can grow around 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide. It has spiny, evergreen leaves that boast dense foliage, and its fruit, while poisonous to humans, can attract many different birds. It survives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. In order for the trees to produce red berries, you need both a female and male plant for cross-pollination, and therefore you might want to think about getting both if you like the pop of color.
Snowdrift Crabapple Tree
The snowdrift crabapple tree is one that is beautiful year-round. During the spring, its soft pink buds will turn a snowy white. In the autumn, its leaves will turn a shade of sun-kissed yellow that produces a red fruit that stays well into the winter. It can grow around 20 feet tall. This citrus-looking crabapple grows best in the sun and can be planted in many different soils as long as it is well-drained. It is a favorite amongst songbirds, rabbits, deer, and more.
The slow-growing broadleaf evergreen shrub, known as the inkberry, is a popular tree to plant for the winter. It is short and usually only grows around five to eight feet tall with a spread of about five feet. The name is a reference to the dark blackberries that it produces. With sprouting beginning in the winter, the inkberries take a couple of freezes and thaws before it becomes palatable to birds. Once this happens, it will attract birds and bees. They’re an excellent choice for areas around wetlands since they prefer wet soil.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
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