• Red sprite winterberry with bright red holly berries
  • Red Sprite Winterberry loaded with fiery red berries combined with thick evergreen leaves
  • Close-up photo of the clusters of red berries on Red Sprite Winterberry
  • Beautiful ornamentel red berries on a winterberry red sprite holly

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Red Sprite Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

As hinted by their name, Winterberry hollies produce bright red berries in the winter that are a favorite of songbirds as they are a nutritious food source, and a favorite of ours for their beauty.

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Red Sprite Winterberry Shrubs for Sale Online

Red Sprite Winterberry Holly (Ilex Verticillata Red Sprite) is an extremely attractive deciduous Holly is loved for its small form and bright red berries. The Red Sprite makes for a stunning addition to your winter landscape and brings a much needed pop of color to a yard.

As a more compact form than its other Winterberry cultivar, the Red Sprite grows to heights of 3 to 5 feet. This deciduous shrub is the ideal bush for smaller yards and secluded landscapes in need of a little winter flare.

It is important to note that your female Winterberry Holly will only produce berries when planted near a male pollinator Holly. Some great options include the 'Jim Dandy Winterberry' or Mr. Poppins™ Winterberry. Typically one male Winterberry can pollinate up to ten female plants.

The red fruited accents often persist into the early spring. They make a stunning statement held against the shrub's dark green leafy foliage.

Ideal conditions for these festive winter interest plants includes full sun and wet soils. Red Sprite Winterberry branches may be cut for holiday arrangements and the berries will remain attached to the stem for weeks indoors. 


Growzone: 4-8 Red Sprite Winterberry Holly Hardiness Zone 4-8
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Mature Width: 3 to 5 Feet
Classification: Deciduous shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Deciduous, densely branched
Flower Color: White but inconspicuous
Foliage: New growth emerges a deep dark green, changing to a golden yellow in the fall
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil but will tolerate “wet feet”
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest especially when planted in front of a contrasting backdrop

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