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Berry Nice® Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

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

Berry Nice® Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

Part Sun to Sun 72 - 96

Features

Vivid red winter berries are great for cuts or adding color to the landscape. Use Mr. Poppins as pollinator. Mildew resistant. Native.

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
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: 

Great for use in the landscape, excellent winter interest. Beautiful for cuts to create holiday displays. Use in groupings and mass plantings, as perennial or shrub border plants. Good as specimens, screens, or hedges.

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 label for recommended rates of application. Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator.

Berry Nice winterberry produce copious amounts of bright red berries to be enjoyed in fall and winter. It has superior fruit set and retention. Brighten up the winter landscape with a mass planting of this variety. The berries can also be cut for use in floral arrangements. Berry Nice is also noteworthy for its improved mildew resistance. Use Mr. Poppins as the male pollinator. To produce berries a female and male plant are required. Fruit is not edible.

Berry Nice® Ilex verticillata 'Spriber' N/A

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