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Ilex verticillata/Winterberry

Ilex verticillata / Ilex verticillata
Berries and foliage late in the autumn
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Berries and foliage late in the autumn

Handsome display of berries after first frost

Foliage and berries on this native

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Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata
Common Name: Winterberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Fruit on female trees and most heavy on plants receiving full sunlight. Grows well in a wide range of soil types from that found in swamp and low, damp woodlands to lose, well drained ones.