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.
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.
Ilex verticillatas 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.
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.