Winter is definitely here making the Garden a snowy wonderland. Some plants retain their fruit throughout the winter, and with a backdrop of white, the colors of the fruit really stand out this time of year.
Golden Spirit® Smokebush Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot'
This golden-leaved shrub often retains some of its wispy fruits into the first part of winter.
Worplesdon Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'
After the fantastic fall foliage falls, spiky fruits remain, bringing winter interest.
Skunkbrush Sumac Rhus trilobata
This attractive Utah native can retain fruit from many past seasons of growth.
Sweet Autumn Clematis Clematis terniflora
Long after the warmth of fall is gone, these delicate fruits decorate the dormant stems.
Creeping Oregon Grape Mahonia repens
Another great Utah native, this shrub is not only easy to grow, it has something to show during every season.
When you come for your winter walk through the Garden, watch for a variety of wildlife harvesting the various fruits that remain on our trees and shrubs.