Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

Winterberry-Female (Early)

Ordering plants has concluded for the season. The selection on our website is what is overwintered at the nursery. Our Spring 2023 plant catalog will be available later this winter.

'Red Sprite' is a superb selection of our native winterberry. This award-winning cultivar stays dense and compact without need of pruning and despite its smaller growth habit, it boasts some of the largest berries of any cultivar. Incredibly versatile and trouble-free plant, appropriate for many garden uses. Tolerates heavy, wet soils. Use 'Jim Dandy' as a male pollinator.

Secondary Name:
Winterberry-Female (Early)
Plant Type:
Deciduous Shrubs
Hardiness Zone:
Sun Exposure:
Ultimate Plant Height:
HT 3'
Ultimate Spread:
SP 4'
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