Red Sprite is a deciduous shrub grown for its stunning display of red fruit. Growing only 2-3' tall with glossy medium green leaves drop in early autumn with no appreciable fall color. Holly-Winterberry 'Red Sprite' - 5 Gal. This is a deciduous holly that drops it leaves in autumn. Because they only grow about 3 feet tall and wide, they are suited to small as well as larger gardens. New foliage growth emerges showy red. Flowers are small and numerous. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Juniper make great companions for winterberry, and Juniperus chinensis ‘Sargentii’ forms a lovely, contrasting blue-green carpet in front of the dwarf I. verticillata ‘Red Sprite’. At mature heights of only 3 to 5 feet and an equal spread, Red Sprite (Ilex verticillata "Red Sprite") is one example of a dwarf female winterberry. Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy' (Winterberry) is a dwarf deciduous shrub of upright, rounded habit with elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves that turn purplish green to yellow in fall. Pollinate with Jim Dandy (early female.) Winterberry holly Red Sprite * Common name: Winterberry holly Red Sprite. They naturally grow into an irregular rounded shape. $36.99 . Details I. verticillata is a dense, suckering, deciduous shrub, growing to 2m tall, with bright green, oval to lance-shaped leaves with serrated margins. Winterberry 'Nana' RED SPRITE (Ilex verticillata) are small deciduous holly shrubs. Genus Ilex can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn . Ilex verticillata, the winterberry, is a species of holly native to eastern North America in the United States and southeast Canada, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to Alabama.. Other names that have been used include black alder, Canada holly, coralberry, fever bush, Michigan holly, or winterberry holly.. It has abundant bright red fruit and makes a great landscape plant with year-round interest. For a perfect complement to ‘Jim Dandy’ and his pollination skills, plant pretty ‘Red Sprite’ in your garden for long-lasting color. In spring, stalked, yellow-green flowers mature in clusters. The flowers are small and numerous, followed by the red fruit. This is a deciduous winterberry holly' It grows to about 4' and has the largest red fruit of all winterberries. $36.99 . It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. Holly-Winterberry - 2 Gal. Dec 15, 2014 - Monrovia's Red Sprite Winterberry details and information. Winterberry will tolerate a range of soil types and moistures. Red Sprite Winterberry branches may be cut for arrangements but this plant's dwarf habit makes it less suited to cut than larger plants. Ilex verticillata plants are dioecious (plants are either male or female). Sort by: Holly-Winterberry 'Jim Dandy' - 2 Gal. This prefers a moist, acidic soil. Winterberry Holly ‘Red Sprite’ GARDEN SITE : Full Sun to Part Shade. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Red Sprite Winterberry Holly: A profusion of bright red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds. The leaves are alternate with a sharply toothed margin and hairy underside. I have seen this cultivar growing in a landscape in Genesee County. The whitish flowers are relatively inconspicuous. Holly-Winterberry 'Red Sprite' - 3 Gal. Photo by Elaine L. Mills, 2015-09-18, Meadowlark Botanical Garden. 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