Winters may be long and cold, but your garden can allay that dreariness and be transformed into a place of natural beauty with visually arresting textures or colors. Some trees and shrubs display beautiful fruits in late summer or fall, which persist into winter. In a glorious display of crimson, orange, yellow or even purple, their attractive berries adorn their branches in eye-catching bouquets, which gleam like jewels in the soft sunlight. If you wish to admire berries in the winter, you need to select plants with fruits that the birds shun until spring.

Here is a list of shrubs and trees that will help you create beautiful winter scenes and let you enjoy the winter season in a beautiful new way. All these plants are cold-hardy, versatile and of great appeal in other seasons too, with their stunning fall color, attractive flowers or lush summer foliage.

In addition to providing a colorful display in the winter landscape, their fruits can be harvested for indoor arrangements or Christmas decor as well.