This deciduous holly is native to eastern North America.
It is a slow growing, small shrub that typically grows 3 to 8 feet tall. It likes to colonize into thickets through suckers that spread out from the base.
Grows best in wet areas and adds to the edges of the natural orchard. When the leaves drop, the red berries stay on the stems providing great winter color, food for wildlife such as deer, rabbits and moose. They also are easily harvested for winter decorating.