Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.
I have these shrubs -not sure if its winterberry or not/ they have pinkish white flowers in the summer and white berries towards the fall. cardinals luv the berries! -if this is what you want let me know.
I haven't grown any yet, but want some for the front of the house, where it is always wet. Here's whay I have on them.
I. verticillata (winterberry)
Unlike most other members of the holly family, winterberry grows in wet, swampy areas as well as under average garden conditions. In dry soils it is not likely to reach its potential height of 9 or 10 feet. Hardy in Zones 3-8, it thrives in acid soils of average fertility.
Winterberry's 1/4-inch red fruits are produced abundantly along the branches. Appearing among the dark green 2-inch leaves before they yellow and drop in the fall, these berries remain on the shrub until Christmas or later. Male and female plants should be located near each other to ensure fruiting. 'Winter Red', 'Sunset', and many other new cultivars bear especially heavy crops of berries.
The tag on my winterberry explains it as a ground cover.
By the looks of it it will not get over 6" in height.
When the leaves are crushed they smell like wintergreen. Does anyone have winterberry ground cover? Was looking to
find out how far it spreads.