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A picture of a Winterberry

Winterberry

Ilex verticillata

Also known as

Black alder, Holly

American Winterberry Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' Cluster 3264px by Ram-Man (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2.5m

2m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Winterberry

A close up of a Ilex verticillata plant in a pot
Some green leaves and red fruits on a Ilex verticillata plant
Some green Ilex verticillata
A Ilex verticillata plant

Winterberry Overview

Ilex verticillata is a deciduous species it is grown for its beautiful red berries; the foliage is dark green. Male and female plantings will ensure the most abundant crop of berries.

Common problems with Winterberry

How to propagate Winterberry

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to early winter.

Special features of Winterberry

Hedge plant

Other uses of Winterberry

Ornamental, hedging, fruit