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Labrador Tea vs Winterberry

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Ilex verticillata

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Labrador Tea
Winterberry

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

Winterberry is a small shrub that produces large quantities of bright red berries that remain on the plant through the fall and into the winter. Adding this shrub to your yard will give it a unique splash of color and attract birds, especially after the leaves drop.

Note: although the foliage is attractive on its own, you need at least one male plant near your female plants or they won't produce berries.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

WINTERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Fall colour: bright orange to red
Berries: bright red, stays through winter
Flowers: white, fragrant
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: black alder, canada holly, coralberry, fever bush, michigan holly, winterberry holly