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Winterberry Holly


Ilex verticillata 'cacapon'


One of the best plants for fall and winter color.

Female plants produce bright red berries in profusion in early fall while leaves are still green and remain until mid-winter.

Berried stems often used in seasonal dried arrangements. 

Likes acidic soil, will tolerate wet, swampy conditions.

Native to the northeastern United States.

Winterberry is dioecious, so both male and female plants are needed for fruit production.

Zone: 4-9
Height: 9 Feet
Spread: 9 Feet

May be pruned shorter.  We keep ours to 3' x 3'.

Winterberry's bright red berries provide color in  winter after the leaves have fallen off. The plant grows in sun or partial shade and a rich, well- drained soil, although it tolerates swampy areas.   The fruits are often eaten by birds.  Also used at Christmas for decorations.

Use Southern Gentleman as the male pollinator.

12-18" ; 2yr. heavily rooted.  Container grown in gallon* pots.  Branched.

 Shipped out of pot with rootball wrapped.

*Gallon container also known as #1 trade size.  Actual capacity is .86 gallon

Item Name: Cacapon Winterberry Holly Gallon BR  Item Number: 21876


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Also makes a fine hedge!