Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold') in the Ilex Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Blooms on old wood
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 18, 2017 7:42 PM

'Winter Gold' is a branch sport (mutation) from 'Winter Red' that was discovered at Simpson Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana in 1984. It gets about 7 feet high and wide. Its leaf color is a little lighter in color. It is cold hardy to USDA Zone 4. 'Southern Gentleman' works as a male cultivar for pollination for this cultivar.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Merry Christmas to All - 2016 by RickM Jan 3, 2017 9:07 PM 43
Late summer, ornamental berries. by conniepr27 Sep 24, 2016 5:02 PM 15
What's blooming in 2013? by virginiarose Dec 18, 2015 8:26 PM 1,768

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