Winterberry Holly Picture

Winterberry Holly
Ilex verticillata
Aquifoliaceae

Red Swish

Startlingly beautiful in the winter landscape, Winterberry is prized for its abundant bright red berries clustered along the winter stems of female plants, greenish-white flowers May through June are fairly inconspicuous but attractive to native bees & honeybees, dark green leaves are oval & up to 3" long, likes rich acid soil, moderately salt tolerant, good rain garden plant, host plant to Harris's Three Spot (Harrisimemna trisignata) & others, winter wildlife food (birds eat the berries in late winter).

Average To Wet
Sun To Part Shade
6-10 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3a-9a
Woody Shrub

Other names: Black Alder

Native Range: s NL to MN, south to LA & the FL panhandle. Rare in AR & IA

Winterberry Holly 1-2 foot in a quart pot $18.25
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Winterberry Holly Picture

Winterberry Holly Picture