Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy®

Winterberry Holly

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Masses of scarlet red berries provide a spectacular winter show. Leaves drop early resulting in a long-lasting display of abundant berries. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

Tiny white flowers mature to clusters of show stopping red berries. A remarkable display of vivid color. A male pollinator (Mr. Poppins) 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. Road salt tolerant.

Details

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 6-8'
Spacing: 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: Red
Accent: Red
Patent: Pending 'Spravy'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

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.

Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

Ilex Plant Care

Little pruning is needed, shape if needed. Hard pruning is best done in stages over 2-3 years and only if necessary.