Winterberry

Ilex verticillata

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Description:

Medium size, deciduous multi-stemmed, dioecious shrub of swamps & forested wetlands. Bright red berries that persist through fall & winter are wonderfully ornamental and good for wildlife food. Fruit mid September to October. 6 to 10 feet tall. Prefers wet conditions but can grow in dry conditions once established. Sun, partial shade, and shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Common Winterberry, Michigan Holly
Plant Family:Aquifoliaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Mid June to July
Fruit Timing:Mid September to October
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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