Plant of the Week: Winterberry

Winterberry or Hollyberry, Ilex verticillata

3-15 ft tall and wide depending on variety

Full Sun to Part Shade

Small white blooms in June-July

Late fall berries hang onto stems and persist into the winter

Perennial shrub

Winterberry is native to the Eastern United States and Southeast Canada. Commonly found in moist swamps and thickets within these regions.

Uses: Winterberry branches are prized by many décor and art enthusiasts for uses in floral arrangements, winter window boxes, wreaths, and mistletoes.

Fun Fact: The berries are mildly toxic to humans and animals. Also, beware that if you decide to use winterberry in your landscape you are welcoming robins, mockingbirds, cedar waxwings, deer, raccoons, and mice to your yard.

​Hardiness zones: 3-9

By: Sierra