“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Evergreen tree with a narrow, pyramidal crown and dark green leaves. Female plants produce red berries which ripen in October and persist throughout the winter. Birds are attracted to the fruit. Winter birds, especially mockingbirds, eat berries.
Plant in moist, loose, well-drained soil. Does not tolerate poor drainage or dry, windy sites. Plants are male or female. Place one male for every three females within 200' of each other to insure pollination and fruit set.
Plant as a specimen or in groups. Birds use the plants for cover and nesting and eat the fruit. Foliage and red berries provide excellent winter color. Berried branches can be used in winter wreaths.
15 to 30 feet
10 to 20 feet
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest
Mid (May - June)
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads
Fresh Cut Flower