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Ilex verticillata Berry Nice

Winterberry Holly

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall to 10' (Plant 8' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
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
Red-red berries on this shrub in Fall and Winter are so vivid they stop you in your tracks. Sumptuous berry clusters remain after leaves fall to delight birds and fill holiday arrangements; often lasting until early spring when returning robins gratefully consume them. A Proven Winner Selection.

Tiny white flowers mature to clusters of show stopping red berries. A remarkable display of vivid color. A male pollinator is needed (Jim Dandy) 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 Dried Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Proven Winner Selection
  • Deer Resistant

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 desired. Hard pruning is best done in stages over 2-3 years and only if necessary.

$15.95 ea.
(3+) $15.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: ILBN