Winterberry: A Holiday Classic

Posted on December 2nd, 2019

One of our absolute favorite plants to decorate with during the holidays is the classic Winterberry variety Ilex verticillata  commonly known as ‘Winter Red’. This native variety produces plump, bright red berries that look great either placed by themselves in a vase or paired with cut greens in any winter display. When the weather and landscape turns grey, Winterberry is a welcome pop of cheerful color this time of the year.

To take you back a few years, Bill Van Wilgen was having trouble finding a reliable vendor for winterberry and decided we should try growing it ourselves, so he planted it around the Christmas tree field, and ever since it has absolutely thrived! It did so well you can now find Winterberry all over the Van Wilgen’s property, and we use these plants to supply the Winterberry you buy in the store. Additionally, we sell this variety in the spring for you to plant, so you can enjoy it year round in your landscape!