Berry Nice® Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Spriber'

A handsome Holly that produces copious amounts of dark red berries when a male is planted nearby. Offering superior fruit set and retention, this native shrub performs in wet areas, with good mildew resistance. Berries add color to the fall and winter landscape and in floral arrangements. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
LoreHumane Society of America notes that Ilex berries can produce a toxic reaction if consumed by pets.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Landscape UseGreen Wall, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureImproved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsRequires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.

Very adaptable, tolerating light or heavy, moderate to high moisture 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. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape. Use Mr. Poppins™ Winterberry as a pollenizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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