Audubon® Native Winterberry

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SKU
10004518

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Winterberry Bush (Ilex verticillata) is a deciduous Holly with beautiful that berries simply burst from the bare branches each winter and calls birds near and far.

A native plant to eastern North America found in swamps and damp woods and along streams and ponds, the Winterberry is well-known for its beautiful flowers in spring that pollinators adore! Plus praised for its abundant berry production and rounded shape. Glossy, dark-green, pointed leaves during the spring and summer provide dense greenery.

The berries on female plants stand out once it loses the serrated, glossy leaves in the fall. Birds love the berries, so get ready for lots of feathered visitors. Bring some branches inside for holiday décor before the birds enjoy them all.

Planting and Application:

The foliage fills in nicely all the way to the ground. This is a perfect background or filler plant along a fence or creating a natural summer hedge or screen. This is a great plant for erosion control along creek beds and sloping areas. They'll even be perfect in a Rain Garden to help filter water runoff from roofs and streets before it flows into storm drains.

The dense branching is shelter and cover for birds in addition to the red feast of berries. Attract a lot of wildlife, Sparrows, Wrens, Orioles, Wood Warblers, Vireos, Waxwings, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Woodpeckers, Crows, Jays, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches & Thrushes.

  • Extremely Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Deciduous Glossy Green Foliage
  • Ornamental Bird Food, Shelter & Hedges
  • Holly Caterpillar Host Plant - Henry's Elfin Butterfly Larvae
  • Separate Male & Female Plants

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Holly Bushes are so easy to grow! Highly adaptable to various climates they can handle some of the toughest challenges, including partial shade and wet soils. It even thrives in wet or boggy spots in your lawn.

  • Water Regularly & Mulch Well
  • Fertilize With Acid-Loving Fertilizer & Prune in Mid-Summer
  • Grows in Sun or Shade
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
  • Grows in Poorly Drained, Wet Soils

Prolific berries and glossy foliage, the Audubon® Native Winterberry Bush is a bird restaurant and hotel that will look absolutely stunning in your landscape! Order yours today from NatureHills.com to enjoy ornamental winter décor your feathered friends will love!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Winterberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Ilex verticillata
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Tolerates Wet Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No