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. 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.

Features to Note:

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

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:

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

$17.95 ea.
(3+) $17.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ILBH