SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to Eastern North America.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
WINTERBERRY, CHRISTMAS BERRY
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.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ilex verticillata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ilex-verticillata >