Sparkleberry Holly Shrubs
Ilex verticillata 'Sparkleberry'
|3 Gallon Pot||$44.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Mature Height||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Deciduous, densely branched, shrub forming|
|Flower Color:||White but inconspicuous|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges a deep dark green, changing to an golden yellow in the fall.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil but will tolerate “wet feet”|
|Water Requirement:||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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Sparkleberry Holly, or Winterberry, has bright red berries appear from late summer to early fall. New foliage growth emerges showy red.
Ornamental Sparkleberry Holly Shrubs
Sparkleberry Holly produces a striking and long-lasting display of brilliant red winter berries on large plants of upright form.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sparkleberry Holly plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Sparkleberry Holly to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Sparkleberry Holly: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Sparkleberry Holly a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.