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Ilex verticillata

Commonly known as winterberry or common winterberry, is a deciduous holly native to North America. Renowned for its vibrant display of bright red berries during the winter months, it adds a burst of color to frosty landscapes. The deciduous leaves drop in the fall, emphasizing the striking berries. Winterberry is a versatile and hardy shrub, adaptable to various soil conditions and moisture levels. With its visual appeal and importance to wildlife, especially birds, it is a popular choice for winter interest in gardens, wetland edges, and naturalized areas.

Origin: Native

Current Sale Size: 12-18", bare root seedling

Growth Rate: Slow (12" or less / yr)

Soils: Acidic, medium to wet soils

Moisture: Mesic to wet

Shade Tolerance: Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 6 - 12 ft.

Mature Spread: 6 - 12 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Medium

Uses: Birds, Hedge, rain gardens

Special Notes: All Ilex species may be somewhat toxic if ingested. Seedlings are unsexed. Recommended to have multiple, as it is necessary to have both female and male plants for fertilization and berries.

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Missouri Botanical Gardens

USDA Plants Database

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