Winterberry "Winter Red"

Exposure
Full Sun,Partial Shade,
Height At Maturity
10-12'
Planting Zones
3-9
Shipped As
bare-root
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Now
Usage
Birding, Red Berries, Landscaping, Gardens,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 3-9
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Description

Ilex Verticulata "Winter Red" Winterberry Shrub - Size Shipped 2-3'

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

 

Winterberry: Ilex verticillata, or the common winterberry, is a beautiful deciduous shrub that gardeners cherish for the cheerful, small, bright red berries that brighten up an otherwise bleak winter landscape. The shrub usually stays under twelve feet with a sprawling, shrub-like look; however, some trim the lower branches as it grows to give it the appearance of a dwarf tree.

 

The winterberry is a deer-resistant, disease-resistant, and pest-resistant North American native species. It is not particular about light conditions and will thrive in full sun or partial shade almost everywhere in the United States, growing in zones 3 through 9.

 

Winterberry is a holly family member with glossy, dark green three-inch-long leaves with serrated margins. The berries develop in the late fall, petite (under an inch around) little fruits that stay on the stem throughout the winter--the perfect sustenance for winter birds.

 

Where to Grow Winterberry in Your Yard

 

TN Nursery customers choose this shrub for the winter color and their love of birdwatching. Here are a few appropriate locations to plant one in our landscape:

 

  •      Pollinator garden
  •      Bird garden
  •      Shade garden
  •      Winter garden
  •      Rock garden

 

How to Grow Ilex verticillata

 

Ilex verticillata is an unfussy plant that requires only a little care. Its native habitat is the forests of the Appalachian Mountains, where the earth is fertile and moist. Recreating those growing conditions in your garden will make your winterberry shrub almost carefree.

 

Add a hefty scoop or two of compost or a slow-release fertilizer when you plant your shrub. Be sure to give it about one inch of water per week for the first several weeks to allow the roots to strengthen; after that, it will become self-sufficient.

 

Order Your Winterberry From TN Nursery Today

 

Let our seven decades of experience work for you. When you purchase your bare root plants from TN Nursery, you will get healthy plants and achieve gardening success. Order today.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April