Also known as Michigan holly, the persistent bright red fruit of this shrub makes it very popular for landscaping. The attractive bright red fruit of winterberry is eaten by small mammals and more than 48 species of birds.
Current Sale Size: 1 year old bare-root seedlings, 18-24". Seedlings are unsexed.
Recommended to have multiple, as it is necessary to have both female and male plants for fertilization and berries.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soils: Sand, Loam
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to shade
Mature Height: 5-15 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: Medium
Uses: ornamental, fall colors, birds, wildlife, butterflies
WARNING: All Ilex species may be somewhat toxic if ingested.
USDA Plant Profile