Winter Color is More Than Black and White
Viburnum is probably my favorite shrub, with many varieties that have quite different features among them.
Viburnum Brandywine has mauve berries. There are at least 83 varieties and cultivars of Viburnum in the nurseries. The American Cranberry Bush and Doublefile Viburnum both have red berries. Arrowwoods grows to 15' and has blue fruit. Leatherleaf Viburnum has black fruit .
Doublefile Viburnum plicatum tomentosum grows to about 9'.
Ilex verticillata, Winterberry is a holly that is hardy in Zone 3-8. This plant is dioecious, which means it has either male or female plant parts on each plant. Therefore, you will need both male and female varieties to cross pollinate this plant in order to get blooms and fruit.. A dwarf variety, "Red Sprite" grows to 3'-4'.
Aronia , known as chokeberry has reliable bright autumn color. Hardy to Zone 4-9, this plant has two varieties; one variety Black Chokeberry (A. melanocarpa), has black fruit, and another Aronia, Red Chokeberry (A. arbutifolia), has red fruit.
These shrubs are just a few that I have put on my list. Winter may not be sooooo loong(!) if I had a these to greet me on a cold, gray day.
Winter is a time to plan for spring, another way to endure the winter doldrums. A gardener associate of mine has a website you may enjoy, Mike's Backyard Nursery. Hubby has watched Mike grow and sell plants right out of his garden for several years. Quite a story. Enjoy.