Winterberry Holly Tree

Winterberry Holly Tree

Winterberry Holly Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Ilex verticillata
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types (dry, wet) but prefers moist, organic soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Oval rounded; twiggy branches; multistemmed clump
Height:   6 to 15'; varies with cultivar
Weight:   6 to 10
Leaf:   1.5 to 3" alternate, simple leaves; purplish green foliage turns black with first frost
Flower/Fruit:   Small white flowers in early summer; small, bright red berries in dense clusters on female plants; persists into winter
Comments:    Native; attracts birds; male and female plants; tenders to spread by suckers; best fruit production in full sun
Habit:   Deciduous
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