Ilex verticillata

winterberry

Aquifoliaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 10 ft    Width: to 10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: In wet places, it can be planted as a specimen plant for winter interest. When it loses its leaves in the fall, just the berries left on the stems create a striking display.
Propagation: Softwood cuttings started in spring. Seeds of most holly species require 2-3 years of dormancy before they will germinate.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Various bird species eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Floodplains, creek swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B

Other

Other Comments: Rarely grown in Florida.