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Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy®

Berry Heavy® Winterberry

  • »  Large red berries in winter
  • »  Great for cutting
  • »  Native
  • »  Fall interest
  • »  Winter interest
  • »  Deadheading not necessary
  • »  Bog plant

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If you desire intense late fall and early winter color in your landscape, 'Berry Heavy'® is the plant for you. There are lots of other Winterberry on the market but this selection stands out more with its extra large, shining bright red berries and the incredible profuseness of their numbers on a plant with outstanding landscape form. Group these in your landscape in a place where the birds can find them and you can enjoy the show from afar. Don't be afraid of a moist area because 'Berry Heavy'® will adapt jusy fine.

Maintenance and Care
No Deadheading
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
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Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy®

Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas. Likes high moisture, native to swampy and boggy areas. Best if pruned in late winter or early spring. No pruning really necessary unless removing dead/broken branches. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the recommended rates of application. Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator.