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Winterberry Holly – Ilex verticillata

(60 seeds)

$4.15

Prized for its compact form and bright densely packed berries in winter.

As bonsa.i holly is grown for its toothed glossy green leaves and its showy berries, A compact variety, the Winterberry is great for almost all upright, slanting and cascading styles.  
 

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As bonsa.i holly is grown for its toothed glossy green leaves and its showy berries, A compact variety, the Winterberry is great for almost all upright, slanting and cascading styles.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds

In the Garden

Ilex verticillata is a shrub growing to 1–5 meters tall. It is one of a number of hollies which are deciduous, losing their leaves in the fall. A winterberry with no leaves covered with bright red berries is a truly spectacular sight. In wet sites, it will spread to form a dense thicket, while in dry soil it remains a tight shrub. The leaves are glossy green, with a serrated margin and an acute apex. The flowers are small, 5 mm diameter, with five to eight white petals.

Propagation

This is a tough plant which is easy to grow, with very few diseases or pests. Although wet acidic soils are optimal, the winterberry will grow well in any average garden soil. It will not thrive in the hottest climates.

Common Name:Winterberry Holly
Scientific Name:Ilex verticillata
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 60
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:White
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds
Growing Information

In the Garden

Ilex verticillata is a shrub growing to 1–5 meters tall. It is one of a number of hollies which are deciduous, losing their leaves in the fall. A winterberry with no leaves covered with bright red berries is a truly spectacular sight. In wet sites, it will spread to form a dense thicket, while in dry soil it remains a tight shrub. The leaves are glossy green, with a serrated margin and an acute apex. The flowers are small, 5 mm diameter, with five to eight white petals.

Propagation

This is a tough plant which is easy to grow, with very few diseases or pests. Although wet acidic soils are optimal, the winterberry will grow well in any average garden soil. It will not thrive in the hottest climates.

Product Details
Common Name:Winterberry Holly
Scientific Name:Ilex verticillata
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 60
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:White
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds

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