You spend a lot of time on your spring, summer, and fall landscapes but what about your winter landscapes. Most people don’t worry about their yard in the winter because it’s usually buried under a foot of snow, but there are several trees that pop out against a white landscape and give your yard a new winter appeal.
This popular replacement for American elms decimated by Dutch Elm Disease has flaky bark in shades of grays and reds. It’s leaves, which change from gold, orange, and finally red, stick around until December or January making it a beautiful winter tree to have in your yard.
Quaking Aspens are native to cold harsh climates. Older trees have a greyish bark that stands out in snowy landscapes. In the fall its leaves change from a brilliant shade of yellow, orange, or gold. In the winter Quaking Aspens continue to produce sugar for energy do its ability to capture sunlight through its bark.
For those who prefer bright colors, crab apples really make your yard pop out in winter. Crab apples come in many different colors and usually hang onto their fruit well into winter which attracts a variety of birds. The Sargent Crabapple usually steals the show in spring with its beautiful white clusters of flowers. A great choice for small yards with its dense branches and low height. It produces bright red fruit that add wonderful colors to your yard in the winter.
Add some color to your landscape with this popular winter crabapple. In the spring its blossoms are pure white and then produces orange fruit that stick around through fall and sometimes winter making it a great feeding spot for overwintering birds.
A Michigan favorite, these colorful trees are native to Colorado but have found a new home here in the wolverine state. Many homeowners prefer to plant these in rows to provide privacy and windbreakers. Another plus is that they stay beautiful year round and you don’t need to rake in the fall! Its beauty is unmatched after a nice winter’s snow covers its branches.
At Turf Tenders we take great care of your trees and provide a range of tree-care options.