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Plants with Berries

Flowers give gardens visual impact, but berries are also a unique way to add color and interest to your garden year-round.

Many plants produce colorful berries in the fall and winter. Some of these plants include dogwood, holly, and beautyberry. Hollies and some other species only produce berries on female plants, so be sure to select plants that will yield fruit.

Not all berries are edible, and some are toxic. It’s important to know which plants are poisonous and to teach kids not to eat unknown berries.

Wildlife, especially songbirds, are attracted to berries. Select varieties that will attract the animals that interest you.

Add a few berry-producing plants to your garden and you might find cardinals or blue jays setting up camp for the winter in your garden.

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