Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'
More About Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'
- Flowers are white and inconspicuous
- Large, bright red berries persist into the winter
- Dark green, glossy leaves turn yellow in the fall
- Suckering frequently, it produces an oval shrub
- Female plant requires 'Southern Gentleman' for pollination
- Bloom Time: June to July
The 'Winter Red' cultivar was introduced in 1977 by Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana.
Winter Red 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 'Winter Red' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)