Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Winter Red Winterberry

$23.04 | 3 G | 75 Avail. | $23.04

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb

$23.04 | 7 G | 30 Avail. | $68.63

7 G Weight: 85.0 lb



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Winter Red Winterberry is a slow-growing upright deciduous shrub with a rounded habit and luscious dark green foliage.  As a female cultivar, Winter Red produces heavy amounts of large glossy bright red berries if pollinated that can persist all the way to 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: 

6' - 8'

Spread: 

6’ - 8'

Spacing: 

7’

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 Gardens, Wildlife GardensPrivacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Magnolia, Peony, Blueberry

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex verticillata Winter Red 9zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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