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Plants with berries

Plants with berries

Plants with berries: the most common plants with red, white, purple and orange berries. Wild and ornamental plants, with enchanting flowering.

Theplantsthey produceberries, edibleor not, they can be very decorative to liven up the winter garden, when the blooms are really scarce. In this article we will show you some of the more decorative shrubs that produce red, white, purple or orange berries.

Plants with red berries

Thered berriesthey are undoubtedly the most common. On a walk in the woods, it is easy to come acrosswild plants with red berries. Here are some of them:

Taxus baccata

Her red berries I'm edible but the seeds are not, rich in a substance that, for man, can be fatal. For photos and cultivation, I refer you to the page:tree of death, taxus baccata.

Cornus kousa

Herred or fuchsia berries, make it very decorative. It is a plant native to the East, in particular from China, Japan and Korea. Theflower is white, small and pops up in June. At the end of flowering the plant producesfuchsia or bright red berries, very decorative and large. The plant does not fear the cold so much that it survives even in extreme temperatures (-20, -30 ° C).

Cotonaster or cotonaster

The Cotonastro genus includes more than 200 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs. The cottony species franchetii is appreciated because it is an evergreen that produceswhite flowersand pink, which, when ripe, lead to the formation of smallred berriesvery dense and decorative. The white flowers appear in summer, between June and July, the berries form in late autumn. The cotonastro is appreciated for its ease of cultivation.

Rosa rugosa and dog rose

The "red berries"Roses are botanically known as rose hips, they are edible (yes, they can be eaten, but they are sour) as well as useful in the preparation of natural remedies as explained in the article dedicated to properties of Rosa canina.

Thelarge berries(cinorrdi), when exposed to low temperatures, improve the consistency of the pulp which becomes more postose and less sour, also increases the content of vitamin C.

Nandina domestica

The nandina domestica is, among theplants with berrieslisted, definitely the easiest one tocultivate, at least in Southern Italy because it does not tolerate the cold well. Native to China and Japan, it sports beautiful bi or tripinnate ornamental leaves. It is among the plants with red berries and white flowersmost appreciated.

Plants with white berries

Betweenplants with white berriesisorangeorpinkwe point out the different varieties ofSymphorine. The Sinforina,Symphoricarposis a shrub known for its beautifulwhite berriesIn recent times, however, varieties withpink or orange berries.

The small, pink flowers are inconspicuous and, within a few months, give way to beautiful ice-white and shiny sizzling berries. Green light to cultivation even in northern Italy: the plant does not fear the cold.

Plants with purple berries

Viburnum

It is among the plants withpurple berries and white flowersmore beautiful and appreciated. Its beauty is given as much to the berries as to the foliage. In the Viburnum nudum species, the leaves are dark green in spring and summer but… in autumn, they turn to a purplish red almost purplish.

The Viburnum latana species is also appreciated for its leaves: silvery in spring, green in summer and yellow in autumn. Its flowers bloom in April.

Starting in September, theviburnumproducespink berrieswhich, over time, become colored withViolet. The clusters, in fact, can show pink berries of various shades up to dark purple.

Callicarpa

It is the plant shown in the second photo of this page. The purple berries sprout in clusters in the middle of winter. Berries, depending on the species, can belilac, purple, pink or fuchsia.


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