Winterberry, Ilex verticillata, is a deciduous shrub native to our area. At this time, green berries form on the shrubs. As we move into the fall and winter seasons, what are now relatively inconspicuous berries, become bright red in color for all of us to enjoy and for birds to feast upon through the winter months.
If you look closely, you can spot these shrubs in a number of locations, including the parking lots of both the Medford Campus Community Building and the Lumberton Campus Community Center as well as Court 21, known as the Holly Court. You can also catch a glimpse of these shrubs from inside as you walk from the Community Building on the Medford Campus towards Haddon and Woolman. Winterberry is planted in the area just opposite the Oak Room-a great location for all to enjoy.