Gallery of Winter Berries
Evergreen prostrate Stranvaesia (frequently spelled Stransvaesia)
has gorgeous shimmering leaf-colors in winter, as this January portrait
of the matt-red pomes conveys. The leaves & fruits go throug
color changes that are veritably a different effect
every month of the year. The following photographs
for spring, summer, & fall show the progression leading up to winter.
New April leaves are a dark red, but will slowly fade
to summer green, then darken anew late in autumn & until winter
winter reds & pinks & dark green returns. Spring is the only
time of the year when the shrub will not be packed with berries.
Early in May the flower-buds rest among young pink & golden leaves.
Later in the month the buds will open into hawthorn-like clusters of white
flowers, & the leaves will continue fading toward a golden green.
By early July the shrub is full of green berries,
& the leaves that were so red earlier in the year are
entirely a golden-hued mid-green.
The unripe pomes continue to swell throughout summer,
as can be seen in this portrait from August's end, which captures
the fruit just about at life size.
The fruit is turning a wonderful pale orange early October.
They'll be dark orange by mid-October. The fruit will be matt-red
by the start of winter, & the green leaves will take on the late-autumn
& winter colors (purple, red, dark green, & plum-black)
as seen in the first photo above.
See more photos & read all about this shrub on the primary
Prostrate Stranvaesia page.
Continue to the Next Page of the Winter Berries Gallery.
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