Winter ‘BERRY’ Wonderland

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Winterberry, which is a deciduous of Ilex, is a fantastic accent to Christmas arrangements. With a variety of colors of berries, the stems make excellent accents to evergreens.

 

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Although there are many varieties of Ilex, for color sake, we will look at red, red-orange, orange and yellow.

Ilex verticillata Is the red berried form of winterberry.

 

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winter red basket

 

Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’ will have a red-orange berry.

 

orange

 

Ilex verticillata ‘Wintergold’ will have orange to pinkish berries.

 

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Ilex v. ‘Chrysocarpa’ will have a true yellow fruit.

 

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Deciduous Ilex does make an attractive plant in the landscape. This is Ilex v. "Stoplight':

 

Stoplight

Since plants are dioecious, you need to plant a male and female near each other knowing only the female will produce fruit.

Enjoy your décor! Happy Holidays!