Ilex verticillata

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WINTERBERRY

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Deep, rich green leaves.  6 – 8′ tall.  Full sun – light shade.  Moist soil tolerant.  Female plants have bright red berries starting in fall with good fruit retention in winter.  Requires both male and female plants for berry production; this specimen is unsexed.  A favorite shrub for fall and winter effect & attracting birds.  Salt tolerant.  Northeastern U.S. native.  Ours are Long Island provenance.  Zone 3.