WINTERBERRY

Ilex verticillata

Erect shrub, 9' to 12' tall
Shade to full sun moist thickets, wetland edges
Wet to average soils
Small, greenish or yellowish-white flowers
Blooms late May
Bright orange-red fruit ripen August to October, and remain on branches into winter
Berries singly or in small clusters tight against the branch
Berries eaten by birds