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.
I love the colors!
They are fabulous! (I still use the Canadian spelling.)
Love viburnum. I had beauty berry at my old house-this is one thing I need to add here. Do you have a favorite of all these pictured.? pgt
It’s hard to have a favorite here. Essentialy, to the gardener, the flowers are pretty much the same, it comes down to a preference of berry colour.
lovely berries – I need more berries in my garden