Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Winter Red Holly

$ 14.95

Item #: 1429
Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Winter Red' is a compact, very heavily berried selection of the wide ranging Winterberry, a deciduous holly. Upright, rounded shrubs grow 10 feet tall and not quite as wide, and have rich green leaves that turn bronze then yellow before falling off in the fall. Dense clusters of red berries are clustered along the stems from late summer into winter. Repeated freezes and thaws make the berries palatable to birds later on. All 'Winter Red' plants are females and therefore need a male pollinator. Ours berry heavily using either Ilex x 'Apollo' or wild Ilex opaca. Give this easy shrub full sun or light shade and average to moist, good soil. The berry laden stems are also very nice as cut stems.



Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type



Light Exposure

Half and half, Full sun,

Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart



36 or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8