Winter Red Deciduous Holly

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Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Deciduous holly is sometimes also called Winterberry, or Winterberry Holly, or Black Alder. All, including Winter Red, which is particularly heavy fruiting, are native to the eastern US; form clumps; tend to sucker.

All shed leaves in the fall, leaving bright red berries on the stems to complement other fall foliage and to feed birds over the winter. To get the berries, however, you do need a pollinator, such as the cultivar 'Apollo'.

Photo courtesy of Panoramic Farms in Marshville, NC & Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC 
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 5' - 8'
Shape Clump-forming
Primary Foliage Color Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds its leaves durning colder months
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color White
Berries Red
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun with Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not standing water): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone 3 - 7