Winterberry holly is native to the entire eastern half of North America. It can be found growing from Nova Scotia to Florida in bogs, swamps, damp thickets, low areas, and along ponds and streams. In wet sites in the wild, it may form large thickets or colonies from suckers. In dry soil, it remains a tight shrub. In the ornamental landscape, this holly prefers average to moist soil, but thrives in a wide range of soil types and conditions.
- Partial Sun to Full sun
- Mature Height : Up to 12 Feet
- Mature Spread : Up to 8 Feet
- Zone : 4 - 8
Plant Care Instructions and Attributes
- This beautiful, heavily fruiting Holly shows well in an Asian garden or native bird garden design. Plant as a hedge, in mass in a wild area, or as a single specimen shrub in the back of beds and borders. Great cover for walls, fences, garages and sheds.
- Sparkleberry Deciduous Holly is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
- This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.