Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly
Ilex verticillata 'Spravy' (Female)
The Holly is a Christmas favorite and member of the Aquifoliaceae family of trees and shrubs. The Holly has a long history of religious and holiday traditions around the globe. Ranging from red to black, the fruit of the holly ripens in the Winter and provides essential food for the birds and other wildlife.
To produce fruit, a female and male holly are required. The female holly will have smooth and rounded leaves while male holly’s have leaves that are rough-edged and spiked. The Berry Heavy Winterberry is female and known for its use as holiday decorations, even after losing her leaves.
Pollinator Required for Berries. Mr. Poppins is the recommended pollinator.
*Deer Seldom Browse*Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina (336) 857-2131
|Height||6' - 8'|
|Spread||6' - 8'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||N/A|
|Sun Preferences||Sun to Partial Shade|
|Water Preferences||Average; ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||4 to 9|