- Dramatic, berry-laden branches brighten the winter landscape and are ideal for cutting for seasonal displays
- Berries also provide food for winter birds
- Wildfire is a female variety with brilliant red berries; requires a male plant to produce berries
- Southern Gentleman Winterberry is a (non-berry-producing) male required for pollination
Winterberries offer spectacular color in the winter garden, their brilliant red fruits adorning stems long after foliage has
dropped. This deciduous holly is hardier than its evergreen cousins, and the abundant berries are even more striking on the bare
branches. Cut some berry-covered branches to use as winter decorations; leave some on the plants to attract berry-eating birds.
Winterberries produce separate male and female plants. Wildfire is a female plant; to produce berries it needs a compatible male
plant nearby. We recommend Southern Gentleman (handsome foliage, non-berry-producing) for pollination. A good guideline is to plant at least one male plant for every six
female plants nearby. Shipped bareroot.
Advantages of bareroot plants:
- Healthier plants with less root circling than container plants
- Shipped while dormant, so there's less shock during shipping
- Shrubs are planted in early spring, so roots can settle in and begin growing before plant leafs out
- Shrubs acclimate quickly to the garden and start growing faster than container-grown plants
- Winterberries usually begin producing abundant berries about three years after planting