Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Ilex verticillata


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (Aquifoliaceae)
(EYE-lex ver-ti-si-LAH-ta)
Dwarf Winterberry Holly

Each winter, Niche's entry drive is bejeweled with the large crimson berries of several 'Red Sprite' Hollies. Prized for its rounded compact size, Dwarf Winterberry is the perfect choice for a smaller garden. The fruit persists as the leaves fall with the season, becoming increasingly showy, and these striking fruits carry through winter. Quite versatile, 'Red Sprite' grows well in full sun to part shade, and in average, moist-to-wet soils. Pair with 'Jim Dandy' as the pollinator to guarantee a good berry display in fall and winter.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: mid-spring
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 3-5'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $18
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