Bright red fruits on a compact plant

Ilex verticillata Magical® Winter Jewel

A vase-shaped variety, only reaching 3-4’ in height, Magical® Winter Jewel is the ideal size for smaller gardens and mixed plantings. In the fall, long straight stems, laden in vibrant red fruit can be cut for flower arrangements, filling your living spaces both inside and out with color.

You’re going to love this new, compact winterberry holly! During the coldest days of winter, when most shrubs and trees are at rest, Magical® Winter Jewel will add color to your outdoor space with its brilliant display of huge red fruits. A vase-shaped variety, only reaching 3-4’ in height, Magical® Winter Jewel is the ideal size for smaller gardens and mixed plantings. In the fall, as the weather cools, leaves drop and plump 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. Magical® Winter Jewel is a female holly. Winterberries need one male pollinator for 10 females to provide adequate pollination. Use ‘Southern Gentleman’ as the male.

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Who Am I?

  • Program

    Shrub
  • Genus

    Ilex
  • Species

    verticillata
  • Common Name

    Magical®️ Winter Jewel winterberry holly
  • Botanical Name

    Ilex verticillata ‘Kolmwint’

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Flowers in spring - Fruits in fall
  • Size

    3-4' tall by 4' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    4-9
  • Light

    Full sun to part shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Cut flowers, mixed plantings, poor soils, wet areas, woodland gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings

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