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ink·ber·ry

 (ĭngk′bĕr′ē)
n.
1. An evergreen holly (Ilex glabra) of eastern North America, having leathery foliage and black berries and often cultivated for hedges and borders.
2. See pokeweed.

inkberry

(ˈɪŋkˌbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a North American holly tree, Ilex glabra, with black berry-like fruits
2. (Plants) another name for the pokeweed
3. (Plants) the fruit of either of these plants

ink•ber•ry

(ˈɪŋkˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a holly bush, Ilexglabra, of E North America, with leathery leaves and black berries.
2. the pokeweed.
3. the berry of either plant.
[1755–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inkberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berriesinkberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
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They are Clethra (known as Summersweet), "Hummingbird" variety, with a maximum height of 3 feet; Itea (known as Virginia Sweetspire), a flowering shrub; and Inkberry Holly, large and dwarf versions, producing a lot of red berries in winter.
Smith, who had parents with green thumbs (her 92-year-old mother still maintains a rose garden) said she generally uses native plants in her designs, including shrubs such as summersweet, winterberry and inkberry holly, and shrub dogwood; and perennial plants such as great blue lobelia, bee balm, New England aster, Joe-Pye weed, and goldenrod.