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Winterberry

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$26.99
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Deer Resistant,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Winterberry, much like its name implies, is a lovely bush that features pretty red berries in the late Fall and Winter.

Due to its brightly colored berries, the Winterberry bush is highly sought after to provide color during the winter and is hardy in zones 3 - 9. Winterberry is naturally found throughout Eastern and central North America and in parts of Canada. Although it is more commonly found in moist, acidic soils, such as in forests and near creeks, it can easily adapt to drier ground. The Winterberry bush is slow growing and typically grows to between 3 and 10 feet in height but can be as large as 15 feet. In wetter soils, the shrub will spread, or sucker, however, in dryer soil it tends not to spread.
 

Winterberry bushes are either male or female with only the females producing berries.

 
A male bush is needed to pollinate female bushes with one male bush being adequate to pollinate several female bushes. In the absence of a male bush, a female bush will not produce berries. Winterberry bushes are deciduous and lose their leaves in the Fall. The leaves of the Winterberry, usually around 3 inches long, are dark green and turn yellow in Autumn. In the Spring, the bush will have small, unobtrusive white flowers. Eventually, the flowers on the female bushes evolve into colorful berries.
 

Planting and caring for Winterberry shrubs is fairly simple.

 
One mainly needs adequately moist acidic soil and an area that receives at least partial sunlight. The more sunlight the female bushes receive, the more berries they will produce. Winterberry berries, once fully ripened, are a popular food for various winter birds and therefore may be of particular interest to bird enthusiasts. Winterberry bushes have few known pest and disease problems which also adds to their appeal.
 
Winterberry Ships as Bare Root