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In the depths of winter, the quiet charms of plants with strikingly coloured bark come into their own. Textures and stem colours attract the eye, as bright whites, yellows, pinks warm red-browns light the gloom.
Arboricultural Association CoppicingPollardingPlants for winter interestPruning for colourful stemsShrubs: evergreen by sizeShrubs: evergreen for specific situationsTrees for smaller gardensTrees and shrubs: plantingTrees: staking
Points to note:
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Birch bark can be cleaned in winter to remove algae.
Rubus produces thickets of spiny white branches.
A few of the brightest and best:
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