12 Hardwood Plants to Propagate in Winter

Before plant scientists realized they weren't related, these plants were in the same genus. The honeysuckle family separated into Linnaea and Zabelia after this revelation.

1. Abelia

A stunning native shrub, the American beautyberry is one of my Southeast garden favorites. The plants have pretty white or pink blossoms and brilliant purple fruits. 

2. American Beautyberry

Eastern US sycamores shade riverbanks' damp soil. Its bark is beautiful when massive gray patches peel off to reveal white inner bark. Round seed balls come from American sycamore.

3. American Sycamore

When planting your first fruit tree, consider an apple tree! These plants come in different sizes and fruit flavors, so you may select one that suits your area. 

4. Apple

When you bite into a newly picked apricot still warm from the sun, nothing beats the tangy, sweet, and fragrant flavor. Luckily, apricot trees grow well in most US gardens.

5. Apricot

Azaleas, evergreen bushes, bloom in spring and summer. Hundreds of kinds produce tall pink azaleas and short orange ones.

6. Azalea

Blueberry growers realize there's no such thing as too much summer berries. Winter blueberry propagation is simple. Keep trimmed blueberry cuttings! Dormancy benefits hardwood cuttings.

7. Blueberry

Spiky evergreen bottlebrush summer blooms. These flowers honor narrow-neck bottle cleaners. These plants thrive in the South due to warmer temperatures.

8. Bottlebrush

Boxwoods are popular shrubs for manicured English gardens, curved topiaries, and small window boxes. They make good group plantings because people utilize them as hedges. 

9. Boxwood

Butterfly bush clusters of fragrant blossoms lure butterflies to pollinator gardens despite its non-North American origins. Give a friend these plants by propagating them at home.

10. Butterfly Bush

Common jasmine is an evergreen vine with fragrant flowers. Gardens, candles, and scents smell deep. Flowers delight butterflies and hummingbirds.

11. Common Jasmine

Beautiful evergreen camellias bloom throughout winter and early spring. Many gardeners plant them to brighten winter gardens.

12. Camellia

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