Winterberry ‘Winter Red’ (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’)
Winterberry ‘Winter Red’ (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’) is a shrub that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Winterberry ‘Winter Red’ (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’).
This plant is commonly known as winterberry ‘Winter Red’.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: winterberry ‘Winter Red’
Scientific name: Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Winterberry ‘Winter Red’ (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Winterberry ‘Winter Red’ (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’) is a plant that prefers to grow in clay or loam.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ likes to grow in moist but well drained or humid or poorly drained soils.
Winterberry ‘Winter Red’ (Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.