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taken by Russell Stafford at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

taken by Russell Stafford at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold'


Plant Type:


Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’ – 'Winter Gold' is a selection of Winterberry with bright pale orange fruit in some autumns and yellow touched with pink in others. All winterberries are good wildlife plants; many birds eat the fruit in winter when food becomes scarce. During Christmas week in 2009, after a blizzard that left a blanket of snow approximately 17” deep, a small flock of robins visited 'Winter Gold' daily until they eventually picked off every last fruit. There was lots of berries but it didn't take long! Site ‘Winter Gold’ in full to nearly full sun exposure planted constantly moist loam. Cutting grown.


6-8 Ft


6-8 Ft


Item Description Price  
ILEXVWIG Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Massing
  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Woodland


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown