Ilex verticillata x serrata 'Sparkleberry'
|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.
This prized deciduous Holly has large clusters of bright crimson berries, which often persist through the winter. Use the male clone, 'Apollo', for pollination. Winner of the prestigious Styer Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Attributes - Ilex verticillata x serrata 'Sparkleberry'
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 6 ft. to 12 ft.
Width: 12 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Susceptible to Black Spot, Powdery Mildew.
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens', Ilex 'Sparkleberry', Ilex aquifolium 'Echo', Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana', Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda', Ilex crenata, Ilex decidua, Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl', Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess', Ilex x meserveae 'China Boy', Ilex x meserveae 'China Girl', Ilex x meserveae 'Golden Girl', Ilex opaca, Ilex perado, Ilex pernyi, Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow', Ilex verticillata 'Harvest Red', Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red', Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula', Ilex vomitoria 'Schellings Dwarf'