Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous late spring flowers; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.|
|Design Ideas||Here is a native deciduous holly that leaves nothing but the berries in the winter - but only if you plant the pollinator too. Plant these 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 with birds in mind.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Wet Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Sweetspire (Itea)|
Provide organically rich, acidic, moist, loamy soil; tolerates wet, heavy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer and prune annually to shape before new growth emerges in late winter to early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8