Winter garden plantings for the Mid-Atlantic zones recommended by Timothy Kane of Prides Corner Farms of Connecticut. Kane is also a contributing writer for the Mid-Atlantic edition of People, Places & Plants magazine.
* Winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite,' 'Afterglow' and 'Winter Red') -- known for bright red berries
* Wentworth Viburnum -- (Viburnum trilobum 'Wentworth') -- known for red fruit
* Blue Muffin Viburnum -- (Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin') -- known for profuse blue fruit
* Ivory Halo Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Ivory Halo') -- known for striking red colored bark
* Silver 'N Gold Dogwood (Cornus x 'Silver 'N Gold') -- known for striking yellow colored bark
* Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) -- known for superb dried foliage and winter form.
* Royal Heritage Hellebore (Helleborus orientalis 'Royal Heritage') -- known for shiny evergreen foliage and February bloom in shades of whites, pinks, and reds
* White Barked Himalayan Birch (Betula utilis var. jacquemontii) -- known for its incredibly bright white bark
* Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) -- known for mottled, multicolored bark
* Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum) -- known for coppery colored exfoliating bark
* Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Corylus 'Contorta') -- known for wavy, contorted branches and striking winter form
* Guinevere Crab Apple (Malus 'Guinevere') -- known for its dense, dwarf form and colorful red fruit