Winterberry Holly

winterberry holly

‘Winter Red’ Winterberry holly is the female variety of the species.  When paired with a male ‘Southern Gentleman’, the female will grow beautiful red berries in the late fall and winter.  They are one of our favorites for winter interest!

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Latin Name: Ilex verticilata ‘Winter Red’
Common Name: Winterberry holly
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge, Rain Garden
Flower: Insignificant
Attracts: Birds
Fruit: Showy
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil, Air Pollution
Information from Missouri Botanical
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