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Ilex x carolina 'Cardinal' /Carolina Winterberry

Ilex x carolina 'Cardinal'  / Ilex x carolina 'Cardinal'
Foliage and young fruit
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Foliage and young fruit

Good fruiting qualities

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Late autumn

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Scientific Name: Ilex x carolina 'Cardinal'
Common Name: Carolina Winterberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
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
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Can be used in naturalistic settings in landscapes as well and group plantings. Birds are attracted to the plentiful red berries produced by this hybrid.