PLANT OF THE MONTH
Botanical name: Ilex verticillata.
Mature Size:6 to 10 feet high and wide.
Hardiness: Zones 3 to 9.
Light: Full sun to partial shade.
Features: Few deciduous shrubs garner winter interest like winterberry. Birds love the bright red berries.
Growing Advice: Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Germination may take 2 to 3 years. Transplant in early spring. Prefers organically rich, moist soil.
Prize Pick: Winter Red’s berries last until the spring.
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