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Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

RED SPRITE WINTERBERRY HOLLY

Buy Red Sprite Winterberry online. The most compact of all cultivars. This Winterberry has a profusion of large, bright red fruits that persist well into winter. Matures to 3-4 feet tall and wide.

Height:

3-4 Feet

Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ilex is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Planting a male selection in near proximity greatly improves the fruiting of Winterberry. Use Jim Dandy or Apollo as the male.