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Paintbox Garden added this to Northeast Gardener's February Checklist
Enjoy winter beauty. Branches, bark and berries contrast with evergreens to give winter gardens visual punch. One of the very best plants to grow for wildlife and winter color is winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata), a U.S. native that is greatly valued in the home landscape for its red berries.
Northeast. "Branches, bark and berries contrast with evergreens to give winter gardens visual punch," writes Vermont landscape designer Charlotte Albers. "One of the very best plants to grow for wildlife and winter color is winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata), a U.S. native that is greatly valued in the home landscape for its red berries."Get her Northeast February checklist
Planting notes. These are dioecious shrubs, with male and female plants, so you'll need a male to ensure good fruit set. Your nursery or a landscape professional can guide you to the right pairings; I. 'Southern Gentlemen' and I. 'Jim Dandy' are the most popular male cultivars.The plants do best in acidic soils with a pH range of 4.5 to 6.5, so keep them away from concrete foundations and walkways, or amend the planting holes to boost pH levels.
Winterberry(Ilex verticillata)A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden.Origin: Native to the eastern United StatesWhere it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone)Water requirement: Moist to wet soilLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wideAttracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
Winterberry is a treat that all sorts of birds love to gnaw on; it will keep them fed during the winter and give you brilliant red berries to admire. All of the suggested plants in this story are a win-win; the birds will get a steady supply of food during the coldest months, and your landscape will get some beautiful winter interest. Full story: Feed the Birds: 6 Plants for Abundant Winter Berries

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amiles97 added this to amiles97's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Add a little color to the house during the winter
8163121 added this to 8163121's ideas
May 28, 2014
Plant
csb123 added this to Perinials
May 3, 2014
Berries for birds!
debbienoonan added this to debbienoonan's Ideas
May 1, 2014
Winterberry
vickielasonde added this to O U T D O O R
April 17, 2014
Love the red berries
ebrownell added this to Plants
April 3, 2014
Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata)
Anika Knox added this to Outside
March 17, 2014
winterberry holly
almostjane added this to GARDEN-PLANTINGS
March 14, 2014
Winterberry.
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February 26, 2014
Winterberry
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February 26, 2014
Winterberry is a treat that all sorts of birds love to gnaw on; it will keep them fed during the winter and give you brilliant red berries to admire. All of the suggested plants in this story are a win-win; the birds will get a steady supply of food during the coldest months, and your landscape will get some beautiful winter interest.
Lotta Peltola added this to Lotta's ideas
February 24, 2014
Great idea for garden - both color and purpose
doloresbg added this to Landscaping
February 24, 2014
Winterberry Holly. Ilex verticillata
njobin added this to Idea book art
February 23, 2014
Idea for a painting.
amvbrn added this to amvbrn's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Must plant for birds
brambleberri added this to outdoors
February 23, 2014
winter berries for birds
psuggs added this to Landscape Birds and Butterflies
February 23, 2014
Winterberry is a treat that all sorts of birds love to gnaw on; it will keep them fed during the winter and give you brilliant red berries to admire. All of the suggested plants in this story are a win-win; the birds will get a steady supply of food during the coldest months, and your landscape will get some beautiful winter interest. Full story: Feed the Birds: 6 Plants for Abundant Winter Berries
beau22015 added this to Landscape
February 23, 2014
Birds like them
sarahrahr added this to Exterior
February 23, 2014
winterberry - grows in snow!
Brandi Morris added this to Landscape Ideas
February 23, 2014
Winterberry
Di added this to garden
February 21, 2014
winterberry
Zoe Stephens added this to The Backyard
February 20, 2014
beauty
Down to Earth Solutions added this to Miscellaneous
February 17, 2014
Paintbox Garden Save to Ideabook Email Photo Northeast. "Branches, bark and berries contrast with evergreens to give winter gardens visual punch," writes Vermont landscape designer Charlotte Albers. "One of the very best plants to grow for wildlife and winter color is winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata), a U.S. native that is greatly valued in the home landscape for its red berries."
mikeandmelinda added this to Rixeys garden
February 16, 2014
right
lighttb added this to Landscape Ideas
February 12, 2014
Maybe a nice plant to bring some brightness to winter
kylzh added this to Barbs Book
February 4, 2014
Winterberry
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February 3, 2014
Winterberry
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January 27, 2014
Berries for birds
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January 26, 2014
Great winter berries for birds
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January 26, 2014
color in winter
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January 24, 2014
winterberry
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January 19, 2014
Winter
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January 14, 2014
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
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January 11, 2014
Winterberry tree
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January 8, 2014
Winterberry- male varities
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January 7, 2014
Winterberry (Ilex Verticillata) is a Holly that loses its leaves in the fall but retains red berries. USDA Zones 3-9; 3-12' tall and wide.
Susan M added this to landscape
January 7, 2014
Winterberry
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January 6, 2014
Winter Berry Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
mustangladygmt added this to mustangladygmt's ideas
January 5, 2014
Winterberry
Gayle Smith added this to Landscape Ideas
January 5, 2014
gorgeous berries
annmcm202 added this to Outdoor plants
January 5, 2014
Winterberry
kypo added this to garden
January 5, 2014
The winter gem between the willows
gimklab added this to outside
January 4, 2014
winterberry. Red!
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January 3, 2014
WINTER BIRD BERRIES A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden. Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
lesliewhidden added this to lesliewhidden's Ideas
January 3, 2014
Plant in Garden. Winterberry
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January 3, 2014
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden. Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
Edward Skrine added this to edward_skrine's Ideas
January 2, 2014
Looking for winter appeal.
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January 2, 2014
Winterberry plant
kfehn added this to art ideas
January 2, 2014
want to print this out and frame it!
celare added this to Garden
January 2, 2014
Winterberry- need male and female plant
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January 2, 2014
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberryis loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden. Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
jueanderson added this to Garden
January 2, 2014
winterberry
lawrenceblue added this to lawrenceblue's ideas
January 1, 2014
winterberry
docadams added this to Landscaping
January 1, 2014
winterberry loses it's leaves in winter and produces berries that attract birds
jillcass added this to jillcass's ideas
January 1, 2014
winterberry/holly llex verticillata
Colleen McIntyre Donovan added this to Landscape Ideas
January 1, 2014
Winter Berries
Chris Moores added this to Plants
January 1, 2014
Bird food
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December 31, 2013
Winterberry
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December 31, 2013
Winterberry (llex verticillata)
pattipaul added this to Patti
December 31, 2013
winterberry good to zone 3, provides food for birds, needs a male shrub planted near by
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December 31, 2013
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
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December 31, 2013
Garden
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December 31, 2013
winterberry (male and female) or holly - for birds in winter
eclecticgoddess added this to in my garden
December 30, 2013
Winterberry, great for birds and winter interest. Zones 3-7.
cjfscally added this to Dream Garden
December 30, 2013
Winter garden
dlc1975 added this to Outdoor
December 30, 2013
a plant I would like
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December 30, 2013
Winterberry
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December 30, 2013
plants for winter birds
mara99 added this to Landscaping | Gardens
December 30, 2013
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria).
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December 30, 2013
les baies en hiver pour nourrir les oiseaux
shawnalauren1024 added this to home
December 29, 2013
winterberry for feeding birds and making my backyard look amazing.
barbariska added this to Landscaping and Garden
December 29, 2013
berries for birds
1947born added this to 1947born's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Color
judihammond added this to Garden
December 29, 2013
Winterberry ..llex verticillata...great for birds in winter....3-12 ft. Tall and wide
pattylogan added this to pattylogan's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Like the picture
jamramer added this to landscape
December 29, 2013
winterberry
hjhomer added this to Garden
December 29, 2013
Winterberry
snfranc1 added this to snfranc1's ideas
December 29, 2013
good winter bush
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December 29, 2013
good for a landscape size painting or collage
brouckucz added this to outside
December 29, 2013
loved by humans and birds alike Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries.
lbacrna added this to lbacrna's ideas
December 29, 2013
winterberry
danaok added this to danaok's Ideas
December 29, 2013
winterberry
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December 29, 2013
Winter berry bush
marais777 added this to garden
December 29, 2013
winterberry
Dennis Valade added this to djvalade's ideas
December 29, 2013
Possible TN shrub for bird feeding
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December 29, 2013
Y
Janell Kaufman added this to Garden planning
December 29, 2013
Winterberry- for the birds.
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December 29, 2013
winterberry
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December 29, 2013
WINTERBERRY TREE - A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria).
Arepa Queen added this to Garden
December 29, 2013
winterberry. want a few of these in our front yard and on property
debpoloke added this to Landscape Ideas
December 29, 2013
Ilex
Susanne Hoshino added this to garden
December 29, 2013
for birds
susanjulien added this to remodel ideas
December 29, 2013
a good winter plant for the yard and birdies
nancylemieux added this to nancylemieux's ideas
December 29, 2013
Illex verticillata
marybourquin added this to marybourquin's ideas
December 29, 2013
Paintbox Garden Save to Ideabook Email Photo Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden. Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone)
Matt Ferderer added this to Plants
December 29, 2013
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden. Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
brezinski added this to outside/yard
December 29, 2013
winterberry (for birds)
wisecrafter added this to wisecrafter's ideas
December 29, 2013
for the birds
kelleefelsch added this to kelleefelsch's Ideas
December 29, 2013
I want to plant!!!
Letetia Fishtorn_Moor added this to Garden
December 29, 2013
Winter forage
schroeder added this to schroeder's ideas
December 29, 2013
winter berries
larichelson added this to Yard and deck and sun rooms
December 29, 2013
Attract birds
Betsy Ogden added this to Landscape Ideas
December 29, 2013
winterberry
Becky Howard added this to becky_howard3227's ideas
December 29, 2013
The color
Cate Trul added this to cate_trul's Ideas
December 29, 2013
wow it was great also
nmac62 added this to Landscaping
December 29, 2013
Love these in winter - add color
wjwielbr added this to West Alpine ideas
December 29, 2013
Maureen would like this plant. Maybe plant somewhere around the back patio.
riverside396 added this to Gardens
December 29, 2013
Winterberry, a holly that loses its leaves in the fall. Birds love them. See bookmark Feed the Birds
Melanie Wirtz added this to outside ideas
December 29, 2013
A must on the west side
tdunlevy added this to Plants & Landscaping
December 29, 2013
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) A holly that loses its leaves in the fall, winterberry is loved by humans and birds alike for the brilliant red berries that light up the winter landscape. Sure, cut some branches for decoration, but leave most for the birds that rely on them. Winterberry needs a male planted nearby for the female to produce berries. Also try yaupon holly (I. vomitoria). Learn more about hollies in 9 Holly and Ivy Plants for Good Tidings in the Garden. Origin: Native to the eastern United States Where it will grow: Hardy from -40 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 3 to 9; find your zone) Water requirement: Moist to wet soil Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 12 feet tall and wide Attracts: A wide variety of birds, including cedar waxwings, scrub jays, robins — even ducks and wild turkeys
guessdoug added this to guessdoug's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Winter berries
becks1321 added this to Gardening
December 29, 2013
Love thinking about feeding the birds in Maine
tfirst added this to Outdoor
December 29, 2013
Deciduous with berries/color
vitol added this to vitol's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Winterberry is Xmas and New Year berry
mieke61 added this to Garden
December 29, 2013
color
judmarie added this to judmarie's Ideas
December 28, 2013
Great for new back yard
sarahenn added this to sarahenn's Ideas
December 28, 2013
Red berries
dragonlead added this to landscape
December 27, 2013
What do you like about this photo? winterberry color
beckyknitter added this to plants
December 27, 2013
Winterberry
trishideas added this to Gardens
December 27, 2013
Winterberry for birds in winter, plant along metal fence , 12' h. Needs a male and female to produce berries
lundybar added this to lundybar's ideas
December 27, 2013
plants that attract birds.
suebalfany added this to suebalfany's ideas
December 26, 2013
winterberry for backyard.
Linda Anderson added this to linda_anderson5367's Ideas
December 26, 2013
Berries
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December 26, 2013
Nice tree
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December 25, 2013
for birds
Jami Craver-Jenkins added this to Ornamental Garden plants
December 25, 2013
Winterberries for birds
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December 25, 2013
Winterberry
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December 25, 2013
Winter Berries
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December 25, 2013
Winterberry
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December 25, 2013
Winter plant
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December 25, 2013
Winterberry
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December 1, 2013
Planting notes. These are dioecious shrubs, with male and female plants, so you'll need a male to ensure good fruit set. Your nursery or a landscape professional can guide you to the right pairings; I. 'Southern Gentlemen' and I. 'Jim Dandy' are the most popular male cultivars. The plants do best in acidic soils with a pH range of 4.5 to 6.5, so keep them away from concrete foundations and walkways, or amend the planting holes to boost pH levels.
Rodd added this to Rodd's Garden Ideas
November 15, 2013
Winterberry
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November 11, 2013
plants
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November 10, 2013
Backyard interest in winter
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November 10, 2013
WINTERBERRY #2 Planting notes. These are dioecious shrubs, with male and female plants, so you'll need a male to ensure good fruit set. Your nursery or a landscape professional can guide you to the right pairings; I. 'Southern Gentlemen' and I. 'Jim Dandy' are the most popular male cultivars. The plants do best in acidic soils with a pH range of 4.5 to 6.5, so keep them away from concrete foundations and walkways, or amend the planting holes to boost pH levels.
amylfitz added this to Landscape Ideas
November 10, 2013
can you grow in mi?
christietoo added this to FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
November 10, 2013
Planting notes. These are dioecious shrubs, with male and female plants, so you'll need a male to ensure good fruit set. Your nursery or a landscape professional can guide you to the right pairings; I. 'Southern Gentlemen' and I. 'Jim Dandy' are the most popular male cultivars. The plants do best in acidic soils with a pH range of 4.5 to 6.5, so keep them away from concrete foundations and walkways, or amend the planting holes to boost pH levels.
Deb Sanders added this to debbi23's ideas
November 10, 2013
Put near path.
felizlady added this to landscape and yard
November 10, 2013
Winterberry
Morgan McCurdy added this to Garden ideas
March 1, 2013
winter color and bird attractor
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February 27, 2013
Winterberry holly ilex...
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February 24, 2013
winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata)
05jaguar added this to 05jaguar's Ideas
February 22, 2013
The color. Winter berries all together make a great statement.
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February 14, 2013
The red n Berries
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February 10, 2013
winterberry holly
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February 7, 2013
Winterberry holy
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February 6, 2013
winterberry holly is a winter garden winner in the northeast.
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February 6, 2013
winter holly
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February 6, 2013
gardening
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February 6, 2013
winter color
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February 6, 2013
berries for garden
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February 6, 2013
For 120
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February 6, 2013
Berries
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February 5, 2013
winterberry holly
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February 5, 2013
hollyberry
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February 3, 2013
winter berry holly cultivar "Sparkle-berry" makes a great wildlife screen in a naturalistic setting
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February 3, 2013
Fruity Red on Mixed Gray Stem
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February 2, 2013
Yard
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January 31, 2013
winter berry holly
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January 31, 2013
colar
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January 31, 2013
plant in yard, what does it look like in summer?
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