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WINTERBERRY
Ilex verticillata

Ilex verticillata Ilex verticillata Ilex verticillata Ilex verticillata

Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Eastern North America.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Additional Common Names

WINTERBERRY, CHRISTMAS BERRY

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. White.. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Persistent, Red Drupe.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 7; A2, A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ilex verticillata Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ilex-verticillata >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.