2 Win­ter­berry

Birds & Blooms - - Top 10 -

ILEX VERTICILLATA,

ZONES 3 TO 9

Grown as a small tree or a shrub, win­ter­berry doesn’t get much at­ten­tion dur­ing the grow­ing sea­son. Come win­ter, though, this wall­flower de­mands to be seen when it bursts to life with bright red berries. Why we love it:

The im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of fruit lasts for months— if the songbirds don’t gob­ble it up first. Plant win­ter­berry in groups for big im­pact.

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