Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'
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; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous early summer flowers; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.|
|Design Ideas||This beautiful, heavily fruiting Holly shows well in an Asian garden or native bird garden design. Plant as a hedge, in mass in a wild area, or as a single specimen shrub in the back of beds and borders. Great cover for walls, fences, garages and sheds.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, 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||Plant with Peony, Japanese Maple, Japanese Silver Grass, Japanese Anemone, Japanese Flowering Quince and Iris for a tranquil, Asian theme. A must for any woodland, bird garden alongside Snowberry, Bunchberry, Cranberrybush and Echinacea.|
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