Myrica pensylvanica (Bayberry); leaves are aromatic when crushed, waxy blue berries in late fall and winter, native to open forests of Ontario. (pictured above)
Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’ (Bloodtwig Dogwood); will tolerate a wide range of soils however prefers an organically moist, rich medium; noted for its orange-yellow stems tipped with red in fall and winter.
Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ (American Arborvitae) framed by Buxus ‘Green Velvet’ (Boxwood); a narrow upright evergreen with dense foliage held tightly upright, remains bright green year-round, surrounded by a box hedge.
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) ; oakleaf’s thrive with little attention and are a true four-season interest shrub; here the brilliant red leaves of fall stunning against the white snow.
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ (Burkwood Daphne); semi-evergreen variegated foliage with fragrant pink blooms in spring, here against a backdrop of the first snow fall.