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Tree Descriptions

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

Height: 6-12’
Width: 6-12’
Growth Rate: Moderate
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Habitat: Full sun to part shade. Prefers moist to wet loamy soils. Salt tolerant.
Spacing: 10’ x 10’

Winterberry is a multi-stemmed shrub that tolerates poorly drained soil conditions. Male flowers are borne in clusters and female flowers are single. Female plants produce bright glossy red berries in the fall. Planted for wildlife, landscaping, and wetland plantings. Often browsed by deer.