Which Landscape Plants Generate the Most Winter Impact?

You've known for years that if you want your landscape to have a wintertime presence, you have to incorporate evergreens in your plan. While evergreens have much to offer during the colder months, relying on them alone can bring out the winter blahs as often as not. Here are six alternatives that will knock your socks off in the winter.



Despite the harsh rap I gave evergreens in the intro, you know they are still handy in use. Choose varieties that stay compact on their own (if your space is compact) so you don't have to prune away their natural shape. It's those graceful arches that hold such beauty when snow-laden. Also watch out for varieties that winter-burn. You want your evergreens to stay green to set off the colors of your perennials and grasses.