• Ilex Red Sprite (0602)
  • Ilex Red Sprite (0634)

Red Sprite Winterberry

Bright red berries provide food for birds in fall and winter

Botanical Name: Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'

Habit: Upright

Height: 3-4'

Spread: 4-5'

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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Mix of Sun & Shade


'Red Sprite' has a nice dwarf form and features huge, bright red berries up to 1/2" in diameter, providing food for birds in fall and winter. Perfect for summer or winter interest anywhere, 'Red Sprite' also thrives in wet, acidic soil. Plant in full to part sun, and be sure to provide a preferred male like 'Jim Dandy' for pollination. It's ideal to use for a grouped border planting or plant singly and admire the remarkable show of berry color!

Plant Characteristics


  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foilage/Stems


  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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