Ilex verticillata 'Harvest Red'
|Used to decorate many a home in winter, these are perhaps the most popular of all ornamental berry plants. Their showy berries often last for several months and attract birds. Most compact and fruitful in sun, Hollies will tolerate shade. On many Hollies, fruit is produced on female plants and pollen on male plants. To ensure plentiful fruit, plant both sexes near each other. They range from 1-foot dwarves to 50-foot trees. Useful as a hedge, barrier or background plant. Bugs can cause problems, but diseases are rare.
The berries are smaller than those on some other varieties, but the shiny, dark green leaves turn deep purplish-red in autumn. Cut branches of berries are excellent for winter decorations.
Attributes - Ilex verticillata 'Harvest Red'
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 6 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Powdery Mildew, Scales.
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