Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'
Hardy zones: 5-9
Slow-growing, deciduous, female, multi-stemmed, suckering shrub with an upright-rounded habit.
Height: 6-10 feet Spread: 6-feet
Full sun to part shade.
Needs wet or constantly moist soil. Tolerates clay soil. Susceptible to chlorosis in high pH
Blooms in greenish-white to white May to June.
Good fall color. Noted for its dense, heavy fruiting of bright red berries, with good retention
of the fruit throughout winter.
Regular watering during the first growing season will establish a deep, extensive root system.
Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune in winter.
Attracts birds. Deer resistant. Low maintenance.