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Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

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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

Interesting Notes:

The 'Winter Red' cultivar was introduced in 1977 by Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana.

Zone:

4

Height:

175-200 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
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

Attributes

Berries
Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Hedge
Foundation planting
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Lonicera tatarica 'Arnold Red'

Lonicera tatarica 'Arnold Red'

Arnold Red Honeysuckle