Ilex verticillata

Winterberry

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Winterberry is a slow-growing upright deciduous shrub with a rounded habit and luscious toothed dark green foliage.  While the flowers are inconspicuous, if pollinated they give way to showy bright red berries if pollinated that can persist into spring.  Best planted in moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit.  

Ilex verticillata is a native food source for several animals and pollinators, and acts as a host for various moths and the Henry's Elfin Butterfly.  While the wildlife enjoys the berries they are toxic to humans.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 12'

Spread: 

3’ - 12'

Spacing: 

8’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

SpringFallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.   Well-drained soils essential.   Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew.  Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensPrivacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Magnolia, Peony, Blueberry

 Image:  Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex verticillata 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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