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Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow'

Also called Afterglow Black Alder


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More About Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow'

  • Flowers are white and inconspicuous
  • Orange-red berries persist into the winter
  • Dark green, glossy leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Suckering occasionally, it produces an oval shrub
  • Female - requires 'Jim Dandy' for pollination
  • Bloom Time: May to June

Interesting Notes:

The 'Afterglow' cultivar was introduced in 1976 by Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana.

Zone:

4

Height:

100-175 cm

Spread:

100-175 cm

Colour:

White
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Afterglow Winterberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Although winterberry will tolerate some shade, fruit production is best in sunny locations. Winterberry will tolerate a range of soil types and moistures. One, male, winterberry plant will effectively pollinate up to six, female plants.


Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Berries
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Compact
Globe

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow'