• Current size: 12-24" seedlings
  • Mature size: 10- to 15-foot shrub
  • Light: Best in full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained; native to bogs and swamps
  • Blooms:  April-July; orange-red drupes in fall through winter -- male required for female to produce berries
  • Leaf: purple-green; deciduous
  • Landscape: Hedge, border, native and winter garden
  • Resistance: deer
  • Fun Fact: Winterberry looks best when planted en masse
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Winterberry; Deciduous Holly

3 Quarts
  • Pollinator value: Very High.   Henry's Elfin butterfly host. Native bees, flies, beetles, wasps. Also attracts songbirds and small mammals.

    In spring Winterberry is covered with tiny white daisy-like flowers with greenish centers.  On females, fruits mature to red-orange in fall and persist through winter.  A male plant is needed within 50 feet for berries.