Unusual bark characteristics such as bright color, unusual texture, and sheen can draw the eye in a drab winter landscape. Trees and shrubs that have colorful, exfoliating, or shiny bark can make outstanding additions to the winter landscape.
- Stem colors range from red to yellow to orange. Coral-bark Japanese maple, Tatarian dogwood, Alleman’s Compact, Bud’s Yellow, Ivory Halo, Sibirica, red-stemmed dogwood, ‘Winter Flame’ bloodtwig dogwood, Cardinal, Flaviramea, scarlet-curls willow, golden-curls willow, coral-bark willow are one of such plants that will brighten your garden with its bark.
- Peeling curls of bark reveal an array of colors. Paperbark maple, three-flowered maple, river birch, crape myrtles, lacebark pine, Japanese stewartia are one of such trees that have bark curls with various colors.
- Shiny bark mimics bronze and copper. Yellow birch, sweet birch, Amur chokecherry, paperbark cherry, ‘Beissneri’ European mountain ash, China Snow Peking lilac are right what you need here.