Which trees and shrubs have colorful fruit in winter?


Which trees and shrubs have colorful fruit in winter?


The drab winter landscape can be brightened with several trees and shrubs with colorful, persistent fruit.

Trees and shrubs with colorful fruit in winter.

Common Name Scientific Name Fruit Color
Small Trees    
David Crabapple Malus 'David' Red
Donald Wyman Crabapple Malus 'Donald Wyman' Red
Mary Potter Crabapple Malus 'Mary Potter' Red
Red Jewel™ Crabapple Malus 'Jewelcole' Red
Sugar Tyme® Crabapple Malus 'Sutyzam' Red
Indian Magic Crabapple Malus ‘Indian Magic' Reddish Orange
Professor Sprenger Crabapple Malus ‘Professor Sprenger' Reddish Orange
Snowdrift Crabapple Malus 'Snowdrift’ Reddish Orange
Golden Raindrops® Crabapple Malus 'Schmidtcutleaf' Yellow to Gold
Harvest Gold® Crabapple Malus 'Hargozam' Yellow to Gold
Washington hawthorn Crataegus phaenopyrum Red
Winter King hawthorn Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’ Red
red chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia Red
cranberry cotoneaster Cotoneaster apiculatus Red
winterberry Ilex verticillata Red
Meserve hybrid hollies Ilex ×meserveae Red
American cranberrybush viburnum Viburnum trilobum Red
Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus White to pinkish white
Coralberry Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Purplish-Red

The colorful fruit displays produced by the previously mentioned trees and shrubs usually doesn’t persist throughout the winter. Very cold temperatures in winter eventually cause many of the fruit to turn reddish brown or black. Hungry birds and squirrels may also devour the fruit. However, the fruit displays in late fall and early winter can be spectacular.

Learn more from this article: Trees and Shrubs with Colorful Fruit in Fall and Winter

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