winterberry-holly

Botanical Name Ilex verticillata
Common Name Winterberry Holly
Plant Type Deciduous shrub (native)
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Height 5-12 ft.
Spread 3-12 ft.
Habit upright
Exposure full sun to part shade
Bloom Type June-July
Bloom Color greenish white
Flower insignificant
Autumn/Winter Intrest winter berries
Suggested Use accent plant, borders
Locations Mile High Falls Midway
Notes This plant is a suckering shrub or small tree with toothed, pointy, bright green leaves. It bears white flowers in spring, which are followed by spherical dark red to scarlet berries that persist through the winter. Some fruit ripens to yellow or orange.
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