Deciduous holly is sometimes also called Winterberry, or Winterberry Holly, or Black Alder. All, including Winter Red, which is particularly heavy fruiting, are native to the eastern US; form clumps; tend to sucker.
All shed leaves in the fall, leaving bright red berries on the stems to complement other fall foliage and to feed birds over the winter. To get the berries, however, you do need a pollinator, such as the cultivar 'Apollo'.
Photo courtesy of Panoramic Farms in Marshville, NC & Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC
6' - 10'
5' - 8'
Primary Foliage Color
Seasonal Foliage Color
Sheds its leaves durning colder months
Slow to Moderate
Sun with Partial Shade
Moist (not standing water): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage