Southgate Road one-way traffic

Due to construction, Southgate Road will be one-way, controlled by flaggers. This is estimated to take place through October 28, Mon-Fri. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Sat. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Published on: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Army 10-Miler Access

On Oct. 9, roads around ANC, including Route 110, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. in support of the Army 10-Miler. 123 Service Gate will be accessible for family pass holders from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Published on: Friday, September 30, 2022 read more ...

Winter Highlight: Winterberry Holly

2/17/2016

Winterberry Holly (Ilex Verticillata)Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) is an outstanding shrub for brightening a landscape during winter's gloomy, overcast days. Tiny white flowers give way to spectacular red berries. The shrub's namesake berries show up in fall and persist well into the winter, after the shrub has dropped its leaves. As with most hollies, both a male and a female plant are needed for fruit display.

Unlike the better-known American holly (Ilex opaca), winterberry holly grows to only about six or eight feet tall, loses it leaves in the fall and works best in small landscapes. Orange- and yellow-fruited winterberry hollies also exist, although they are less common.

The cemetery's winterberry holly shrubs are mingled among other native plants at the Niche Wall, in Section 76 and at the Welcome Center area. For the best display, see the winterberries in full sun.

Photos by Rachel Larue, Arlington National Cemetery