Ilex verticillata – winterberry holly, black alder


(Aquifoliaceae – Holly family)

Shrub • 6-10′, occasionally up to 20′ • USDA zone 3-7

Native to Large portions of North America, as far south as Texas, as well as Eastern Canada

Unsexed plants, this is a dioecious species, meaning female flowers and male flowers grow on separate plants. Plant several to ensure a male and female are obtained. The male must be the same species as the female.