Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)


Mature Height: 3-9 feet
Mature Spread: 3-8 feet
Growth Rate: Slow
Growth Form: Shrub
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Site Requirements: Medium to wet, acidic soil
Flower: Relatively inconspicuous greenish-white flowers that appear in the leaf axils in late spring
Bloom Period: April to June
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Insignificant
Fruit Notes: Female plants if pollinated get attractive bright red berries
Photo credits: Johnson’s Nursery and Sharon Yiesla

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Description from Johnson’s Nursery: Common Winterberry is the Wisconsin native deciduous holly, variable in size. Commonly grows in damp areas throughout much of Wisconsin. Abundant bright red fruits hug branches on the female plants from fall into winter. Plant in groups – as both male and female plants are needed for fruit set. Prefers rich, moist, acidic soils. Has elliptic to obovate, toothed, dark green leaves that are 2-3″ long.

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