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Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection

SKU: AM018643
$73.32
per Collection of 4
Shipping:
No longer available this season.
Overview
Our Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection provides a stunning display of brilliant red berries each year! 'Southern Gentleman' pollinates the flowers of 'Winter Red' so they can develop into the familiar, cheery fruit. These native deciduous hollies have glossy green foliage in spring and summer, and female plants are laden with berries that persist through winter, feeding birds and creating year-round interest. (Ilex verticillata)
key features
Advantages
Native, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Mature Height
Heights range from 6-8 ft tall
Mature Spread
Covers approximately 120 sq ft
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer

Description

Winterberries are deciduous hollies that bring year-round interest to the landscape, and the two varieties in our Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection ensure a stunning display of brilliant berries each fall. Winterberries are dioecious, meaning they have separate male and female plants. 'Winter Red' is female, and flowers require pollination from a compatible male, such as 'Southern Gentleman', to produce berries.

'Winter Red' is famed for her signature clusters of festive, fire engine-red fruits that persist into winter, providing food for both overwintering and migrating birds. The male, 'Southern Gentleman', has attractive green foliage and small whitish-green flowers, but no berries. If properly pollinated, the female flowers mature in late summer into clusters of vibrant berries. The splendor of these clustered berries is fully revealed when the foliage drops in autumn. Cut branches make beautiful holiday decor. The plants prefer full sun to part shade and moist soil.

Our Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection covers roughly 120 sq ft, and contains 4 plants:

Shipped as Potted Plants:

3 x 'Winter Red' Winterberry
1 x 'Southern Gentleman' Winterberry