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Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

Also called Red Sprite Black Alder


Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' - Red Sprite Winterberry

More About Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

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

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

White
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Red Sprite Winterberry (female) 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 'Red Sprite' 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

Berries
Deciduous
Fruit
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Compact
Oval
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Foundation planting
Specimen

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