• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow growing to 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:I-leks ver-ti-si-LA-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis native deciduous Holly requires a pollinator for a beautiful winter display of berries set on bare branches. Plant as specimens in the landscape, where the bright red won't have competition. Great at corners of fences, around woodland gardens or in the all-native landscape. Good for the bird-friendly garden.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adaptable but prefers moist, acidic soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.