Red Sprite Winterberry
Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'
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 Red Sprite Winterberry is a female and known for its red berries that last a long time.
Jim Dandy is the recommended pollinator.
*Deer May Browse*
|Height||3' - 5'|
|Spread||3' - 5'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Yellow|
|Sun Preferences||Sun to Partial Shade|
|Water Preferences||Average; ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||4-8