This ornamental shrub is a species of Holly that is typically planted for its visual interest. It grows 13-24" per year and reaches a max height of 18-24'. It grows in wet areas and prefers rich, acidic soils. It produces striking pink-red fruit that opens up to bright orange seeds. This shrub provides a food source and cover for small mammals and birds. You can grow winterberry as either a small tree or a shrub depending on how you choose to prune it.
Full Sun to Partial Shade - Minimum 6 hrs./day of sunlight
Only female plants produce fruit. You will need to have a male nearby for pollination.
Female plants have single flowers, or flowers in groups of 2 or 3. The flowers have a distinct green miniature knob in the center. Male plants have clusters of flowers, loaded with yellow anthers.
Not graded by sex prior to pick up.
All seedling sizes are provided by our supplier and reflect the average size of the seedlings received. Sizes of each individual seedling may vary from the size listed under the product. Genesee Conservation District is not responsible for any size discrepancies.