Holiday Bulbs

Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy

Winterberry Holly

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 6-8' (Plant 8' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Masses of scarlet red berries provide a spectacular winter show. Leaves drop early resulting in a long-lasting display of abundant berries. A Proven Winner Selection.

Tiny white flowers mature to clusters of show stopping red berries. A remarkable display of vivid color. A male pollinator (Jim Dandy) is needed but a ratio of 1 male to 12 females is sufficient. Bees do the transporting, so even a distance of 50-75' will work.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Proven Winner Selection

Ilex General Information:

Ilex verticillata are deciduous shrubs with bright red fruit. Overall shape is oval and rounded. Berries appear on females after flowering and mature to bright red, remaining until mid-winter or later. Provides welcome color in the winter landscape. Cut branches are welcome additions for holiday arrangements. Birds love the berries.

Ilex Plant Care:

Need Jim Dandy nearby for berry production. Little pruning is needed, shape if needed. Hard pruning is best done in stages over 2-3 years and only if necessary.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: ILBH