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winterberry,

name for two species of shrubs or small trees of the genus Ilex of the family Aquifoliaceae (hollyholly,
common name for members of the Aquifoliaceae, a family of widely distributed trees and shrubs, most numerous in Central and South America. The evergreen English holly (Ilex aquifolium
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 family), native to the eastern half of North America. Both are deciduous but have winter-persistent bright red or yellow berries. The Virginia winterberry, or black alder (I. verticillata), has toothed but spineless narrow leaves, hairy beneath. The similar smooth winterberry (I. laevigata) has smooth leaves. Winterberry is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Celastrales, family Aquifoliaceae.
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In addition to their dazzling foliage, many trees and shrubs, including Dogwoods (Comus), Elderberry (Sambucus), Viburnum, Winterberry (Ilex verticillata), Sumac (Rhus typhina) and Mountain Ash (Sorbus americana), have attractive berries that feed birds through the winter.
We planted beautiful native bird- and pollinator-friendly shrubs and perennials, such as bee balm, great blue lobelia, swamp milkweed, New England aster, blue flag iris, Joe Pye weed, Turk's cap lily, summersweet, ninebark, cranberry viburnum, elderberry and winterberry holly.