Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) 30 SEEDS

  • $12.00

Zones 3-7

Adaptable to soils and pH


Damp/wet/boggy locations

A type of Holly, Winterberry brings winter interest and the leaves have been used for hundreds of years as a favorite tea.  Medicinal attributes can be found here.  As always, do your own research before consuming things that are unknown to your common repertoire. 

The berries are inedible.

Although adaptable, the plant prefers rich with organic matter.

How to grow: Seed may take a considerable amount of time to germinate.  In the wild, up to two years.  To speed this process, rub seed lightly between a couple of sheets of sandpaper.  Soak seed in water for 48 hours and drain on a paper towel.  Place seed in a ziploc bag with a damp paper towel and place in the refrigerator for 60 days.  Plant seeds in a pot and, when weather allows, put outside in a ventilated cold frame.  When seedlings are large enough to prick out of the pot, transplant into individual pots.  Grow in a protected area for the first year and then transplant to their permanent location the following spring.