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).
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3a-9a
Other names: Black Alder
Native Range: s NL to MN, south to LA & the FL panhandle. Rare in AR & IA
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