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Winter Gold Winterberry

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold'

Pronunciation: EYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
SKU #40415
4-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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