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PlantFiles: Winterberry Holly, Black Alder
Ilex verticillata 'Berry Nice'

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Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: verticillata (ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Berry Nice
Additional cultivar information: (aka Spriber, Berry Nice)

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive braun06 On Jun 5, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I bought two of these last year. The plant has healthy deep green slightly shiny leaves. I had bought previously many mailorder seed winterberry that they are planted near. All of the males that came in that seed batch flower earlier than Berry Nice. I planted a Southern Gentelman and a Jim Dandy and the Jim Dandy blooms too early for Berry Nice. Southern Gentleman is the pollinator you need despite what Provenwinners website may say as Jim Dandy quit blooming a few days before Berry Nice would start. These shrubs proved to be poor performers in my yard, meaning the winterberry hollies in general. Planted on the east side of my foundation they wilted daily from drought even with supplmental watering resulting in shriveled fruit come autumn. I didn't mulch this area so a mulch bed would definitely be recommended for these plants. It also proved very difficult to reverse chlorosis on my soils. I haven't had my soil tested but if you have any troubles with yellowing leaves on plant that should otherwise be green, I recommend against planting a winterberry holly.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peoria, Illinois
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Norfolk, Virginia
Cle Elum, Washington



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