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Feverbush, Black Alder, Winterberry
Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata (L.) A.Gray
Synonym: Ilex bronxensis, Ilex fastigiata, Ilex verticillata var. cyclophylla, Ilex verticillata var. fastigiata, Ilex verticillata var. padifolia, Ilex verticillata var. tenuifolia
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-7,31-43
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Origin: Eastern North America, in swamps

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, 6 feet to 10 feet tall (1.8 m-3 m), 6 feet to 8 feet in spread (1.8 m-2.4 m); elliptic leaves, up to 3 inches long (7.5 cm), up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water to abundant water, prefers an acid soil, prefers a soil rich in organic matter


Blooming Habits:
White or greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:
Red berries.

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