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  1. #1
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    Feb 2011
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    Susquehanna county, PA
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    Default Winterberry holly

    I came home from work yesterday and as I was walking in the house I heard a buzzing sound, loud hum. Looked around and saw many different bees all over the bushes we have near our foundation, along with a butterfly or two.
    If your looking for a multipurpose bush, the type we have grows about 4' high (its planted around our foundation to hid the stucco, looses its leaves in the winter and then the birds eat the fruit all winter long. I will post pics of some of the bees as soon as I can.

    Ilex verticillata
    aka winterberry holly

    deep-red fruit that are showy through late winter and are excellent bird attractors. The shiny dark green foliage makes this plant lovely in any landscape. Use 'Jim Dandy' to pollinate.
    Great For:
    •Foundation plantings
    •Massed for hedging
    Height: 2-3' Width: 3-4'
    Blooms: White (Spring) Fall Color: Purple, Yellow
    Winter Interest: Fruit, Structure

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
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    Default Re: Winterberry holly

    I would love to have some. But wouldn't it be way to late to plant them?

    Shane

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
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    Susquehanna county, PA
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    Default Re: Winterberry holly

    Might be too hot now, most of the time I do fall or spring plantings. If the weather is cool and you can get some plant them and keep them watered for a bit.

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