can you eat red berries from a bush? American bittersweet is a perennial vine that wraps itself around trees and any surrounding shrubs. It can grow as long as 15 to 20 feet long. In the fall, the orange to red fruit capsules pop open exposing the red berries inside.
They're very pretty and make lovely decorations, but they are NOT EDIBLE. Red or Purple Chokeberry: Aronia arbutifolia Sun: Silky Dogwood: Svida amomum: Cornus amomum: Sun: Dangleberry: Gaylussacia frondosa Shade: Smooth Winterberry: Ilex laevigata Shade: Common Winterberry: Ilex verticillata Sun to light shade: Spicebush: Lindera benzoin Shade: Mountain Fly-Honeysuckle: Lonicera villosa Sun, light shade: Sweet Gale: Myrica gale Shade: Swamp Rose.
One of the most popular barberries, award-winning 'Atropurpurea Nana' is a charming, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, reddish to purplish, small, obovate leaves which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall.
Tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, followed by an abundant crop of bright red berries in the fall. This shrub or small tree can grow up to 22 feet high and has bark and twigs that are often tipped with a spine. The oval, glossy leaves stay green late into the fall, after most other deciduous leaves have fallen.
In spring, look for dense clusters of 2 to 6 yellow-green flowers; the small black fruit are produced throughout the growing season. Shrubs with red berries come in handy this time of year for use in holiday decorations and arrangements, for feeding wildlife, and for brightening landscapes.
Although the well-known American and Chinese hollies can't be grown in many cold northern climates, other fine red-berried shrubs are suitable and hardy.