Japanese winterberry

Ilex serrata 'Sundrops'

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Japanese winterberry (Ilex serrata 'Sundrops')
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Genus:  Ilex
This compact deciduous holly reaches up to 8 feet tall with equal or greater spread. Pale yellow berries ripen in September and stand out on reddish-brown branches, persisting into early winter and attracting birds.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Adaptable to wet soil conditions and likes full sun to partial shade. Use as a specimen tree or in a woodland garden.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Hollies are dioecius, so a few male plants are needed for a female plant to produce berries. Plant or transplant in spring.
Propagation:  Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or early autumn.
Problems:  Young shoots are susceptible to aphids; also watch for scale insects and leaf miners. Phytophtora root rot sometimes occurs.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Fruit
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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