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taken on March 10, 2008 at Arnold Arboretum

taken on March 10, 2008 at Arnold Arboretum

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'


Plant Type:


Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' - ​4 remaining. Two characteristics make this a choice selection: 1) the fat berries are an exceptionally glowing, rich and saturated red, and 2) 'Winter Red' has the most persistent fruit of any Winterberry cultivar I have yet run across. I remember being at Arnold Arboretum on March 10, 2008 with Russell Stafford of Odyssey Bulbs when we happened upon a planting. The opulent berries were as fresh, deep red and captivating as they had been no doubt on November 10. Stems are dark purple-brown. Site ‘Winter Red’ in full to part sun planted in constantly moist loam. Cutting grown.



6-8 Ft


6-8 Ft


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

Characteristics and Attributes for Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

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
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown