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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

Winterberry Holly 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 a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

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

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RED SPRITE WINTERBERRY HOLLY

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

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.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Aquafoliaceae · Common Name: Holly / Winterberry

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase RED SPRITE WINTERBERRY HOLLY Online

Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 8256

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
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$35.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 5952

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(1 units available now - S)

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$75.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 11355

(3.17 gallons / 12 liters)
(4 units available now - S)

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$75.00

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Customer Testimonials

Plant was so nice. Great condition, great service from you folks! Thank you!


Darla
Stillwater, OK
November 2016

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