Winterberry Holly 'Winter Red'

 


Article by: Alan Summers

When most people think of a holly, the traditional Christmas holly comes to mind. However, there are far more options now available to gardeners that can add much welcomed color , Popular Adirondack Chairs - Everything You Need To Know throughout the winter , Exotic Plants and Flowers for Guys: Trends in Flowers as Elegant as they are Masculine months. This week we are featuring one of our favorite hollies, the 'Winter Red.'

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Winterberry 'Winter Red' is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub , Viburnum Dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' that will mature into a lovely rounded shape. The vibrant green , Bird Baths in Your Yard foliage will cover your 'Winter Red' from spring , Hot Feeding Tips until fall , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property when it will then turn a glimmering bronze, then yellow and then fall , Viburnum Dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' to the ground. The falling leaves make way for a show of clusters of brilliant red berries clinging to every stem, bringing delightful color , Henry Doubleday Research Association to normally dreary winter landscapes , Lawn Diseases Can Be Deadly and providing food , Painted Adirondack Chairs-The Perfect Addition to Any Home or Garden for neighborhood birds. , Resin Patio Furniture - Robust Furniture Ranges For Outdoor Areas The stems can also be cut and kept in a vase with no water , Fuchsia procumbens for months - imagine how beautiful , Landscaping Combo Auto Detailing Business? that will look on your mantel or as a centerpiece!

Hollies are normally associated with moist areas, but the 'Winter Red' is very hardy and will thrive in normal soil. , Replacing Tree Blossoms with Hanging Baskets Choose an area that receives full sun , Painted Adirondack Chairs-The Perfect Addition to Any Home or Garden to part shade and watch it thrive. You can expect your 'Winter Red' to mature to a height of 6 to 7 feet tall. 'Winter Red' is deciduous, so a male holly is needed for pollination. The most reliable pollinator that we have found is Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman', another choice holly. Plant , How to Build Fences at least one male for each three or four females.

Planting and Care



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  • Prefers full sun , Hot Feeding Tips to part shade.


  • Plant 4-5 feet apart.


  • Water regularly until established.


  • Fertilize with Holly-Tone in the spring , Fuchsia procumbens and fall. , June Gardening Tips


  • Hardy in zones 3-8.




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