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Winterberry ‘Winter Gold’

Winterberry 'Winter Gold'

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold'

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Height: 5 - 8'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: Green-White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Medium to wet, acidic.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Ilex verticillata, Deciduous Holly

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Winterberry is a deciduous holly that naturally grows along streams, ponds, and swamps. It is an upright, rounded, slow-growing shrub that can form thickets from root suckers. While the greenish flowers are small, the berries that follow on this ‘Winter Gold’ cultivar are bright orange-yellow and very showy. Tolerant of various soil types, they’re suitable for many different uses such as rain gardens and hedges. Its fruit is eaten by almost 50 species of birds, as well as small mammals.

NOTE: Both male and female plants are necessary to produce berries.


Additional information


5 – 8'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Medium to wet, acidic.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Ilex verticillata, Deciduous Holly

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.