6 Winterberry bushes to brighten your winter garden

Berry bushes can bring a little burst of colour into our gardens when the rest of the garden can look a little bare and brown, with the complementation of tactical evergreens planted throughout your garden, along with some winter flowering plants you will be able to create a beautifully full garden over winter with the addition of a few berries.
 
While berries can help raise the aesthetic profile across your garden, they also provide a fundamental food source for many birds and other wildlife within your garden, so a real win win for nature and yourself. It is crucial we create a natural space in our gardens to benefit wildlife and the environment in as many ways as we can, especially with build up town/city areas being progressively developed to a greater density, that remaining wildlife will need all the help hit can have from you to prosper in such vast concrete jungles. 
 
So to keep your garden looking vibrant and stop wildlife from going hungry, here are our 6 to keep you bursting with berries this winter. 
Holly (Ilex Aquifolium)
Holly (Ilex Aquifolium)
 
Berries: November – February 
 
Birds and small mammals will each enjoy these through the winter
Blackthorn (Prunus Spinose)
Blackthorn (Prunus Spinose)
 
Berries: September – December
 
Insects and large birds feed on the sloes (the berry) of the Blackthorn
Rowan (Sorbus Aucuparia)
Rowan (Sorbus Aucuparia) 
 
Berries: August – January
 
Catterpillars and moths enjoy Rowan berries, as do Thrush, Blackcaps and Redwings
Juniper (Juniperus Communis)
Juniper (Juniperus Communis)
 
Berries: Year-round
 
Juniper thrives on harsh rocky conditions, including chalk areas. While many birds may enjoy Juniper berries we have certainly made great use of them! Gin & Tonic anyone?
Dogrose (Rosa Canina)
Dogrose (Rosa Canina) 
 
Berries: September – December
 
These striking berries can be found all across the UK in rough, natural areas of overgrowth, rich in vitamin C and a brilliant source of food for birds
Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)
Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana) 
 
Berries: September – January
 
This wondrous deciduous shrub may not be a showcase through the season, but come autumn when the leaves begin to fall this plant comes into its own and provides a opaque burst of bright purple within the garden
Please do get in touch if you have any further questions or to share your stories.

enquiries@bloomfieldss.co.uk

Book your free garden or grounds survey today

14 + 12 =

0203 150 3195

enquiries@bloomfieldss.co.uk

Bloomfield Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Bloomfield Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Ivy Close
Gravesend

DA12 5NP

Copyright Bloomfield Sustainable Solutions Ltd | WEBSITE BY  Cityspace Creative