Winterberry Plants

Red Berry Tree in Illinois

mshag added on December 7, 2012 | Answered

I am seeing red trees with berries. The trees are deciduous and approximately 12 feet tall. I am thinking winterberry holly? I want one of these trees. I live in the lower 1/3 of Illinois, zone 5. Any ideas?

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Answered on December 10, 2012

If you are seeing them in your area, it's highly likely you can find one available at your local garden center or nusery. These plants are hardy in zones 3-9, so you can grow one successfully in your region.

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Answered on December 11, 2012

And meke sure you have both a male and female plant. Like most hollies, it is dioecious, with separate male and female plants; the proximity of at least one male plant is required to pollenize the females in order to bear fruit.

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