• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Ornamental Berries
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:I-leks ver-ti-si-LA-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    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.
    Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Magnolia (Magnolia)
  • 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.