The Winterberry tree brings vivid color to white winters. It is a species of holly and grows at a moderate rate.
The tree grows to approximately 10-20 feet. Its oval and double-toothed leaves are light green and measure two to four inches. These leaves will become reddish-purple in fall.
In summer, the tree develops small, white flowers. These will develop into pinkish lobed capsules which will open in mid-autumn revealing green berries. Only the female plants produce fruit. These will turn red and remain through much of winter.
Winterberry trees grow best in well-drained, moist, acidic soils. It can grow in sandy, loam or clay soil. It requires full sunlight to partial shade. Hardiness Zone: 4-7.