Winterberry, female, Ilex Verticillata, “Winter Red”

Winterberry, female, Ilex Verticillata, “Winter Red”

Berries are quite showy and will persist throughout the winter (hence the common name) and often into early spring. Berries provide considerable impact and interest to the winter landscape. ‘Winter Red’ is a female clone which needs a male pollinator to produce the attractive red berries which are the signature of the winterberries. Generally one male winterberry (such as I. verticillata ‘Southern Gentleman’) will be sufficient for pollinating 9-10 ‘Winter Red’ plants. Prune to shape in early spring just before new growth appears.

Height: 6 to 8 feet

Spread: 6 to 8 feet

 

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