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Ilex verticillata 'Bonfire' /Bonfire Winterberry

Ilex verticillata 'Bonfire'   / Ilex verticillata 'Bonfire'
Striking red fruit on this cultivar of winterberry holly
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Striking red fruit on this cultivar of winterberry holly

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Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata 'Bonfire'
Common Name: Bonfire Winterberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 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,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Will tolerate swampy soils, but performs best in well drained ones. Produces a large number of red berries that persist until spring, if not eaten by birds. Both male and female plants must be present for berry production. This cultivar grows more rapidly than the species.