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Native to temperate and tropical regions of North and South America and Asia. Genus ranges from small shrubs to large trees. Grown for their foliage and showy fruits. Most have beautiful glossy green and alternate leaves sporting sharp spines. For sun or shade.

ILEX verticillataJune1902
Winterberry2m  Zone: 4
Native to humid or wet North American lowlands and borders of deciduous forests and the most widespread of the native hollies. Glabrous, moderately glossy leaves. This deciduous shrub bears insignificant yellow flowers in June which develop into outstanding and showy red fruits, remaining on the branches into winter. In Ottawa, they stay red until Christmas. Both male and female plants required for fruit set. Excellent massed, especially near water and large ponds. Can be grown directly in water, but does equally well in ordinary garden situations. Wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Requires cold treatment.
30 seeds  $4.00   

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