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Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’

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A stunning female holly, Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' has vibrant orange yellow berries that cover the branches in late summer and autumn. A deciduous plant, the leaves are dark green from spring to autumn. Pollinated by the male Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'.

Mix several red and gold berry female hollies pollinated by a single male for a fantastic, colour autumn display.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Ilex verticillata  ‘Winter Gold’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, lime-free fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Medium sized branching, rounded shrub.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft) - 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Important: Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' requires a nearby male Ilex verticillata for pollination. Without one, it will not produce any berries.

Plant Finder: about Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’

Common names

Winterberry 'Winter Gold'


Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’ (Winterberry 'Winter Gold'). This is a female Winterberry which produces masses of orange-red berries in autumn, which are retained on the bare tree in winter. Dark green leaves turn bronze-yellow before they fall. Inconspicuous green-white flowers are produced in late Spring.


These plants prefer acidic soil. Will only produce berries if near another male Ilex verticillata to pollinate it.

Interest and use

Foliage interest, autumn foliage and winter interest with the berries. Used as a hedge plant or as a shrub for planting near streams.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ilex verticillata  ‘Winter Gold’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade or Any
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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