Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment:
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 3
Hardy To Zone: 9
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
10
feet

Spread:

4 to
8
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
10
feet
Spread: 4 to
8
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
10
feet
Spread: 4 to
8
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Great in mass plantings. Lovely berry display.
Establishment and Care Instructions
A native deciduous (loses its leaves in winter) holly grown for its outstanding berry display. Small to medium size deep green shrubs with yellow fall color and showy red berries that ripen in September & persist sometimes into January. Attractive bark in winter. Often found in wet areas in the wild.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Basic Description

A native deciduous (loses its leaves in winter) holly grown for its outstanding berry display. Small to medium size deep green shrubs with yellow fall color and showy red berries that ripen in September and persist sometimes into January. Often found in wet areas in the wild. Moth host (Pawpaw Sphinx). Cut branches of berries are attractive.

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