Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata 'Bright Horizon') in the Ilex Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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
Plant Height: 6-12 feet
Plant Spread: 6-15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Water gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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