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Tag: Ilex verticillata

The Winterberry Holly: Not Your Average Holly

A plant that is near and dear to our hearts here at Winterberry, the Winterberry Holly or Ilex verticillata, is truly a great landscape shrub for many reasons. Fall is the perfect time to really appreciate all of the great qualities that Winterberries can add when incorporated into the landscape.

Native Shrubs

Many gardeners have started to discover the benefits of gardening with native plants. When established in landscape sites similar to their natural habit, native plants require little maintenance, attract beneficial wildlife to the garden and are well adapted to local soils and climate. There is an abundance of beautiful native plants in Connecticut. Here are a few examples available at Winterberry Gardens:

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, known as Bearberry, is a native evergreen groundcover naturally found in sandy or rocky soil in full to part sun. This low, spreading plant has year round interest. Glossy, dark green foliage with small white to pink, urn shaped flowers in April and May, bright red berries in late summer and bronze colored leaves in the fall and winter.