Ilex verticillata


Common Name: Winterberry
Plant Type:Shrubs
Light (original): sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:6 to 10 feet
Width:6 to 10 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Wetland
Soil Type:moist to wet acidic
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
Seed Ripens:fall
USDA Zones:3 to 9
Flower Colour:greenish-white
Bloom Time:spring
Comments:Clusters of red berries on female plants.
Germination:Seed germinates only after multiple cycles of warm and cold, typically 40°-70°-40°-70°F.
Seed needs a period of warm, moist stratification followed by cold stratification and will germinate after being shifted back to warm, for example 70°-40°-70°F.
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Picture Copyright: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.