Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

Common Name: Winterberry

Native deciduous shrub with year round appeal.  Erect, multi-stemmed, rounded habit.  Extremely heavy fruit set in clusters.  Soil tolerant but native to wet conditions.  Use Southern Gentleman for a pollinator.  Excellent for mass plantings, borders, or wet soils in residential or commercial landscapes. 

More About Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red'

  • Abundant clusters of bright red fruit that persists into winter.
  • Lustrous dark green leaves.


8-9 ft


7-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 to 9

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Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' Characteristics


  • Mass Planting
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Native
  • Berries
  • Border or Bed


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Slow to medium

Season of Interest

  • Winter

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands

Growth Habit

  • Upright
  • Rounded