Winterberry

Ilex verticillata

SKU
40416
This shrub has multi-seasonal interest with attractive berries that persist into Autumn and Winter along with shiny dark green leaves. Best berry display is after leaves are shed. Tolerates wet soils.
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4-8

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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower 6-8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Mass Planting
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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