Variegated Foliage in the Winter Garden 12/28/22

Evergreen foliage is not confined to pines, spruces or firs, a variety of plants retain their leaves during the winter months. There are some beautiful examples of this at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, i.e., the green and yellow speckled leaves of Aucuba japonica cv. Variegata (Spotted Laurel), the yellow and green leaves of a variegated Ilex glabra (Variegated Inkberry Holly), the green and yellow pointed leaves of Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ (Holly Osmanthus) and the green and white serrated leaves of Euonymus fortunei cv. Variegatus (Wintercreeper Euonymus) growing up a tree trunk.

Picture credits: Margery Ennist.