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Winterberry Holly is a great backyard plant if you love to watch birds nest and feed. Birds are great at managing populations of backyard pests. This plant also attracts butterflies. WinteberryHolly can live in most soils but do best in a moist loamy soil. Winterberry Holly is a dioecious plant meaning that only female plants will produce their signature berry if pollinated by insects. We recommend planting at least one male and female on your property if you are more interested in the berries. Male individuals can fertilize up to approximately ten female plants, and nearby plants may provide pollen. This plant is happy because pests are not a common threat.
Leaves are oval shape with point at end
Berries are in bright red clusters and turn yellow in fall.
Berries will be seen on bare branches in winter when leave fall off.
How to recognize?: Lady bird Johnson Wildflower Center
How to grow?: DAVEY Proven Solutions for a Gowing World
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