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Deep red, long lasting fruits

Ilex verticillata Magical® Berry

Smaller in stature than most winterberries, with abundant amounts of red berries on upright stems that are perfect for cuts.

You’re going to love this new, compact growing winterberry holly! During the coldest days of winter, when most shrubs and trees are at rest, Magical® Berry will add color to your outdoor space with its brilliant display of red fruits. A vase-shaped variety, only reaching 4’ in height, Magical® Berry is the ideal size for smaller gardens and mixed plantings. In the fall, as the weather cools, leaves drop and 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.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Magical®️ Berry winterberry
  • Botanical Name

    Ilex verticillata ‘Kolmber’ PP13768
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color

  • Fruit Time

    Fall to winter
  • Fruit Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

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

  • 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

  • Pruning

    Prune winterberry hollies in late winter to encourage more fruit production. To have maximum fruit each year, plant several plants and cut half of them one year and the rest the nest.

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