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Species: Ilex verticillata

(eye'leks ver-ti-si-lay'tah)

Ilex verticillata

Winterberry

Found on Course Walks

Low pH

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Woody Shrubs for Storm Water Retention

Cultivars

There are many cultivars and varieties of this species. a fairly comprehensive list is below but others exist, and more are likely to be created in the future.

'Afterglow', 'Apollo', 'Aurantiaca', 'Autumn Glow', 'Bonfire', 'Cacapon', 'Chrysocarpa', 'Jim Dandy', 'Raritan Chief', 'Red Sprite', 'Shaver', 'Southern Gentlemen', 'Sparkleberry', 'Stoplight', 'Sunsplash', 'Winter Gold', 'Winter Red'

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub 4 to 8 feet, Shrub < 4 feet

6' - 8' (spread 6' - 12')

Deciduous

upright, rounded

dioecious and deciduous; there must be occasional males for pollination and fruiting

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

4a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

bright red fruits appear while leaves are still green and persist throughout winter; yellow fall color; deciduous; Reguires male for pollination

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

No diseases listed

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

Native to Eastern N. America.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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