The Berries Gallery:

Berries portrait of
Ilex aquifolium
English Holly




Green holly berries have been on the branches since
June, & are beginning to ripen on the sunny side
of the Holly Tree by early September,
but on the shady side, they are still green
as seen in this early September portrait.




On the sunny side of the tree in September,
the berries are wonderfully flushed with color.
The whole tree will be thick with completely ripe berries
by around mid-October.




Fully ripened by October's end (as shown here),
the berries will remain toxic & even
birds only rarely eat them. So berries will be
left on the branches nearlly the whole year round,
bright red among sharp evergreen leaves.
Even come May, red berries will share the
branches with white blooms. When the
flowers are gone, the previous year's berries still
linger, so that come June there'll be
red & green fruits sharing the branches.

For more about our Holly Tree, see the primary
Ilex aquifolium page

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