Winter Gold Winterberry
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold'
|Description||This deciduous female holly produces ornamental pink-orange berries that persist well into winter, changing to golden yellow and providing wonderful winter interest on otherwise bare stems. Partner with a late-blooming male pollenizer for the best berry set. An attractive hedge plant with an upright habit, dense branching, and dark green foliage.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous summer flowers.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, acidic, moist, loamy soil; tolerates wet, heavy soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed and prune annually to shape before new growth emerges in late winter to early spring.|
|Lore||Ilex verticillata is native to eastern North America where it is typically found in low elevation wooded areas, along ponds and streams, and in damp thickets, and swamps. Ilex verticillata are dioecious (translated as "two houses"), meaning there are distinctly separate male and female plants. The attractive berries which are the signature of the winterberries are produced on female varieties such as 'Winter Gold', if a male variety, such as Southern Gentleman Winterberry, is nearby to provide pollen. Generally, one male winterberry can pollenize up to ten female plants. 'Winter Gold' is a late-blooming winterberry that produces female flowers in early summer and is best partnered with a correlating late-blooming male winterberry.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.