Brighten your winter landscape with this beloved, low-maintenance shrub. In addition to providing attractive green foliage during the growing season, it produces red berries in late summer that attract birds through the winter months. For berry production, a male pollinator must be planted near a female winterberry, so to make sure you get berries we're sending you both. Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' and Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'
Botanical NameIlex verticillata 'Winter Red' and Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'
Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread6 - 8 feet
Spacing6 - 8 feet
Flowering DateEvergreen year round
Planting InstructionsPlant one male (Southern Gentleman) for every 12 females (Winter Red). Bees will help pollinate for maximum berry production.
Flower FormTiny white flowers
Foliage TypeGlossy dark green
Soil RequirementMoist, well drained soil
PruningNone, unless you want to maintain in a restricted planting
Unique CharactersticsA great shrub for providing winter interest, bright red berries cover this specimen all winter. Winter Red (female) requires a pollinator for berry production, which is exactly what Southern Gentleman provides. Very low maintenance, this is an easy shrub to grow, even in difficult areas.