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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
This native* deciduous holly produces prodigious quantities of plump, red, berry-like fruit (called drupes), which decorate the plant from mid-fall into early spring. ‘Red Sprite,’ a female dwarf cultivar, needs the services of the male ‘Jim Dandy’ to make fruit. Purchase at least two females and one male for a “berry” good show.
*It is frequent to common throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets