Foliage that doesn't normally turn red did.
|The variegated foliage of Abelia 'Kaleidoscope' (left) is mostly red and so is "evergreen" Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (right)|
|I've never seen the leaves on the gauva trees turn until now|
Some plants turned pink.
|The pink coloration on Agave 'Joe Hoak' may be a normal response to cold but I've never noticed this before|
|Aloe 'Blue Elf' is very, very pink - dry soil conditions may be a contributing factor in this case|
|My blueberries are pink too!|
|Yucca 'Bright Star' did turn pink last year as well but not this pink - I love these plants and wish I could find a few more in 1-gallon containers|
Trees that showed no color change during the fall months began sporting rosy hues.
|The last leaves left on the Pyrus calleryana (ornamental pear) eventually turned yellow, orange and red. The tree also dropped more of its fruit (which even the birds won't eat) than it ever has before, making a horrific mess of the driveway.|
These plants join a smaller group of plants that usually color up in winter.
|The new foliage on the Agonis flexuosa 'Nana' is bright orange|
|Euphorbia tirucalli has responded to the cold with the bright winter color that gives it the common name of Sticks on Fire|
|And like the Abelia, variegated Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-star' is now mostly red|
I might be light on floral color this winter but the foliage is picking up the slack!
Visit Pam at Digging, the host of Foliage Follow-up, to find what plants are grabbing the attention of other gardeners this January.
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