Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow'Item #4568 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
A profusion of bright red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds. An early-flowering male pollenizer such as Jim Dandy Holly is required for berry set. Rich green foliage is larger and glossier than most. Extremely hardy. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:I-leks ver-ti-si-LA-taPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous late spring flowers; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.Flower color:WhiteDesign IdeasHere 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.Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Sweetspire (Itea)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.