The Winterberry plant is a prized ornamental plant for gardens. It’s a wonderful shrubbery that shines in the winter months. Perfect for landscapes that desire some color during the winter months. The creamy white flowers blooms during the spring are small in diameter and consist of five, sometimes eight petals. The shrubs glossy green leaves are deciduous but makes up for it with its midwinter splash of red drupes from the densely packed berries. The berries work wonderful in your floral arrangements or draped between dishes to decorate your holiday table. This shrubbery is not only lovely during the winter months covered in snow but the fruits will be a welcomed feast for birds as they migrate making this a functional bush as well as beautiful.
Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata, Winterberry
USDA Climate Zone: 3 - 9
Shrub Height: 6 - 9 Feet
Shrub Width: 6 - 9 Feet
Soil Type: Prefers Wet, Acidic Soils
Sun: Prefers Full Sun
Winterberry is very common in the United States and can be seen almost anywhere
It can grow in conditions that most plants will not survive. Winterberry features deep red berries which show during the fall and winter months which is a site to behold once the leaves fall off. Perfect in landscapes as hedges or barriers when planted in groups along a yard line. Planting a few in the front of the home can provide a nice barrier from the yard to windows while giving the yard a nice put together look.