Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens
3 to 12'
Medium, Moist, Wet
Average to acidic, prefers organic loams but is adaptable to both heavy and light soils.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) is a deciduous holly that naturally grows along streams, ponds, and swamps. It is an upright, rounded, slow-growing shrub that can form thickets from root suckers. While the greenish flowers are small, the berries that follow are bright red and very showy. Tolerant of various soil types, they’re suitable for many different uses such as rain gardens and hedges. Also great for birds and wildlife in the colder months once berries have ripened. Winterberry is host to the Henry’s Elfin Butterfly (pictured above).
NOTE: Both male and female plants are necessary to produce berries.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!