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Berry Heavy® Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 72 - 96 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

Berry Heavy® Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

Part Sun to Sun 72 - 96

Features

Large red berries in winter add color to the landscape. Use Mr. Poppins as pollinator. Great for cutting. Native.

Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spacing: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spread: 
72 - 96 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Winter
Bloom Time: 
Mid Winter
Bloom Time: 
Late Winter
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

A good addition to mixed borders or cutting gardens. Beautiful for cuts to create holiday displays. Good in groupings and mass plantings, perennial and shrub borders, as a specimen, screen, or hedge. Good show in winter gardens.

Maintenance Notes: 

According to the Humane Society of America Ilex berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas. Likes high moisture, native to swampy and boggy areas. Best if pruned in late winter or early spring. No pruning really necessary unless removing dead/broken branches. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the recommended rates of application. Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator.

Berry Heavy winterberry produces copious amounts of bright red berries to be enjoyed in fall and winter. Brighten up the winter landscape with a mass planting! The berries can also be cut for use in floral arrangements. Use Mr. Poppins as the male pollinator. To produce berries a male and female plant are both required. Fruit is not edible.

Berry Heavy® Ilex verticillata 'Spravy' N/A

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