|Common Name||Magical Berry winterberry|
|Botanical Name||Ilex verticillata ‘KOLMBER’ Magical® Berry|
|Size||3-4' tall by 3-4' wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||4-9|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Cut branches, mixed plantings, poor soils, wet areas, woodland gardens|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Smaller in stature than most winterberries, with abundant amounts of red berries on upright stems that are perfect for cuts.|
|Propagation Methods||Vegetative softwood cuttings|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
You’re going to love this new, compact growing winterberry holly! During the coldest days of winter, when most shrubs and trees are at rest, Magical® Berry will add color to your outdoor space with its brilliant display of red fruits. A vase-shaped variety, only reaching 4’ in height, Magical® Berry is the ideal size for smaller gardens and mixed plantings. In the fall, as the weather cools, leaves drop and berries turn a vibrant red – persisting all winter for birds to feast on. Long, straight stems, laden in fruit can be cut for flower arrangements, filling your living spaces both inside and out with color.
Notes: cuts can be used dry – they’ll keep indoors for several weeks – no need to keep them in water.
Tolerant of many soil types, this plant thrives in wet areas, providing nesting opportunities and forage for birds.