Ilex verticillata

WINTERBERRY

"A deciduous holly; its iconic bright red berries begin to fruit in late summer and can last through winter, providing a striking burst of color in a snowy landscape."

IN OUR GARDEN

Currently, we have five winterberry shrubs in our park. They'll start blooming and showing off their flowers in June, and begin fruiting in late summer.

HOW TO GROW

SOIL CONDITIONS

Winterberry prospers when planted in well-draining sandy loam soil, requiring ample organic nutrients. It thrives within a preferred pH range that tends to lean slightly acidic to neutral, usually spanning from 5.5 to 7.0, to achieve its optimal growth.

SUN EXPOSURE

Winterberry thrives in conditions that span from partial shade to dappled sunlight. Although it can tolerate full sun exposure, it's important to acknowledge that, especially in hotter climates, providing shade during the sun's peak intensity is advised to reduce the potential for heat-related stress.