Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

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  • Common Name: Winterberry
  • Plant Story:

    Noted for its vibrant red fruits, Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with greenish oval green leaves and greenish-white inconspicuous flowers in the early summer. Flowers are followed by a heavy set of cherry red fruit in the fall that persists throughout the winter. 'Winter Red' is a female late-blooming winter-berry; it requires a male late-blooming cultivar (such as 'Southern Gentleman' or 'Apollo') for pollination.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: White
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 6-8 ft
  • Spread: 6-8 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Shrub borders
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Leaf spot and powdery mildew
  • Form: Upright rounded
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Dioecious(separate male and female plants), One male plant for every 6-10 female plants.


Winterberry - Additional Photos