Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'
Oval to rounded, deciduous shrub with rich, deep green foliage. Bright red berries appear from late summer to early fall. New foliage growth emerges showy red. Grows best in moist, rich, acidic, well-drained soil, yet tolerant of wet soils as well. Best flower and berry production in full sun. Requires a male pollinator for good fruiting.
|Botanical Pronunciation:||EYE-leks ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh|
|Key feature:||Attracts Birds|
|Cold hardiness zones:||4 - 8|
|Light Needs:||Partial to full sun|
|Sunset climate zones:||1 - 7|
|Water Needs:||Needs wet or constantly moist soil.|
|Average landscape size:||Slow growing 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special features:||Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries|
|Landscape uses:||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
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