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Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy® ('Spravy') (Winterberry Holly)

This deciduous shrub sports elliptic, glossy, slightly serrated dark green leaves in late spring, along with small pale green flowers that give way to a profusion of bright red berries in fall and winter. Ideal for use as hedging, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

*This plant is a female, and needs a male, such as Ilex Mr. Poppins®, to produce its notable berries.

6-8 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Brand Proven Winners