This little gem is a smaller form of the deciduous holly, known as Winterberry. A native North American shrub, Ilex verticillata is often found growing in damp areas in the eastern third of the United States.
deep green leaves, which do not change color before they fall, give way to dense
clusters of intensely red berries useful for decorating around the holidays.
The berries cling to the naked stems long after the leaves drop, provided that the birds do not eat them first, lending a dramatic effect to a snow-covered landscape. Hardy to Zone 4.