Tag Archives: Winterberry Holly

SHRUB: Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
This native deciduous holly produces prodigious quantities of plump, red, berry-like 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. Continue reading

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Faux-Nuts, Fruits, Berries & Seeds

The bounty produced by the Library Garden this fall captivated many visitors. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia love sharing the beauty and abundance of Nature’s gifts, while also having the opportunity to answer lots of questions elicited by the great variety of seeds, berries, fruits and the one “faux-nut” displayed in our Glencarlyn Library Teaching/Demonstration garden. Continue reading

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Five Yards and a Demonstration Garden: Part I

The Glencarlyn Library Garden Coordinators Talk About Their Personal Spaces and Public Collaboration
Learn about the transformations in the gardens of Judy Funderburk, Elaine Mills and Wendy Mills Continue reading

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Native Plants for Winter Interest

A number of plants native to our region provide continuing value and interest in our gardens into the winter. Their evergreen foliage or interesting bark add beauty to the landscape, while their berries, seeds, or stems provide support to wildlife through the cold months. Continue reading

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