Winterberry (female)

Winterberry (female)

Ilex verticillata

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: June to July

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 3 to 12'

Bloom Color: White

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

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

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average to acidic, prefers organic loams but is adaptable to both heavy and light soils.

Other Names: winterberry holly, deciduous holly, winter red, red sprite, Maryland beauty

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Description

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 are bright red 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. Winterberry is a host for the Henry’s Elfin butterfly (pictured above), and plays an important role for an interesting native bee called Colletes banksi, which makes a cellophane-like covering over their stored food to protect it for their larva.
NOTE: Both male and female plants are necessary to produce berries.


 

Additional information

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

June to July

Height

3 to 12'

Bloom Color

White

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average to acidic, prefers organic loams but is adaptable to both heavy and light soils.

Other Names

winterberry holly, deciduous holly, winter red, red sprite, Maryland beauty

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