Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'


Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

  • Compact variety with loads of berries!
  • Profuse red berries
  • Pollinated by male variety such as 'Jim Dandy'
  • Selection of native species
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Songbirds
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Winterberry is easy to grow and tolerates most condiditions in full-part sun, even those with moist or wet soils. Prune as needed in the spring and apply an acid fertilizer.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 4-5 ft
Price Level 1: $54.99~#3
Bloom Color:
Zone: 3-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Native
  • Naturalizing
  • Low Maintenance


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained