There is so much colour in the garden now… it’s the berries!
Viburnum dilatatum ‘Erie’ Orange red berries
Viburnum dilatatum ‘Mt. Airy’ more what I call ‘Christmas Red’
Viburnum dilatatum ‘Michael Dodge’ yellow berries
Purple Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’)
American Beautyberry, the white form. (Callicarpa americana’Lactea‘) There is a more common purple variety which I do not have ….yet.
All of the above shrubs are exhibiting their second season of beauty. The viburnums will add to their show with fabulously coloured foliage, all the while retaining their berries. Viburnum berries require several frosts to make them palatable for the birds, so they have a long season. Between the flowering & berry show, they serve as supports for clematis.