Winter started at 6:12 this morning. It may not be a gardener's favorite season, but we know no matter how cold it might get, there is always something to look at in the garden. There's just less to see in certain seasons. One stunner for winter interest is Winterberry or Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata). This is a deciduous holly that drops its leaves and wows you with an abundance of colorful berries. That's right, a non-evergreen holly that's most attractive in winter.
Tim Wood, Resident Horticulturist and Plantsman for Spring Meadows Nursery as well as the Product Development and Marketing Manager responsible for selecting varieties that are marketed under the Proven Winners ColorChoice brand, obviously knows and loves winterberry holly in all its forms and he shares his favorites and suggestions for your yard here. Then read more about growing winterberry shrubs from About's Landscaping Guide, David Beaulieu.
Photo: Winterberry Berry Nice® ©Proven Winners ColorChoice Used with Permission.