Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection

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Our Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection ensures a stunning display of brilliant red berries each year! Southern Gentleman pollinates the flowers of Winter Red so they can develop into fruit. These native deciduous hollies have glossy green foliage in spring and summer, and female plants are laden with berries that persist through winter, feeding birds and creating year-round interest. (Ilex verticillata)
Zones 3 - 9
Attract Birds
Low Maintenance
Winter Interest
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height Plants in this collection range from 72-96'' tall (6-8 feet). , Plants in this collection range from 72-96" wide (6-8 feet).
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
Item Package SizeCollection of 4

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

(6-8' tall x 6-8' wide) Winterberries are deciduous hollies that bring year-round interest to the landscape, and the two varieties in our Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection ensure a stunning display of brilliant berries each fall.

Winterberries are dioecious, meaning they have separate male and female plants. Winter Red is female, and flowers require pollination from a compatible male, such as Southern Gentleman Winterberry, to produce berries. The female Winter Red Winterberry is famed for her signature clusters of festive, fire engine-red fruits that persist into winter, providing food for both overwintering and migrating birds. The male, Southern Gentleman Winterberry, has attractive green foliage and small whitish-green flowers, but no berries. In late summer the female flowers, if properly pollinated, mature into clusters of vibrant berries. The splendor of these berries clustered on the branches is fully revealed when the foliage drops in autumn. Cut branches make beautiful holiday decor. The plants prefer full sun to part shade and moist soil.

Our Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection is roughly 16' x 16' if planted together and contains 4 plants:

Winter Red Winterberry - 3 plants
Southern Gentleman Winterberry - 1 plant

*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration. Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.

More Information
Item Package Size
Collection of 4
Common Name
Winterberry Hardy Shrub Collection
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
Plants in this collection range from 72-96'' tall (6-8 feet).
Estimated Mature Spread
Plants in this collection range from 72-96" wide (6-8 feet).
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Planting Kit
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Wet Sites
Attract Birds, Native, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Additional Information
Southern Gentleman Winterberry is needed to pollinate Winter Red Winterberry.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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