- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 12 Feet
- Mature Spread 10 - 12 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
The elliptical foliage of the Apollo Winterberry starts out with burgundy tips before settling into a consistent shade of green for a fleeting and unexpected pop of color. This deciduous holly, also known as Ilex serrata X verticillata Apollo, is a late-flowering male plant. Greenish-white flowers bloom in the spring. This shrub is ideal for pollinating female cultivars like 'Sparkleberry' and 'Winter Red.'
The Apollo Winterberry makes an excellent hedge or privacy screen as a large shrub. Feature near compatible female cultivars to ensure abundant red berries on the female plants during the winter months. Berries will not grow on the Apollo Winterberry. This plant is native to North America, so it requires very little care once it is acclimated. Grow this hardy shrub as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.
Apollo Winterberry Care
Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil that has an acidic pH. The ideal location will have full sun to partial shade. The Apollo Winterberry prefers damp conditions and needs about one inch of water per week. This plant isn’t a heavy feeder, but applying balanced fertilizer each spring will promote new growth.
Shape the plant as needed during the early spring before new growth appears. Prioritizing the old growth, remove up to one-third of the growth to keep the plant full. Suckers can be removed as they appear.
Apollo Winterberry Spacing
Apollo Winterberry is a large upright shrub that will top out around 10 to 12 feet and spread 6 to 8 feet. Plants should be spaced 5 to 7 feet apart.
Apollo Winterberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 10 - 12 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Apollo Winterberry|
|Scientific Name: ILEX SERRATA X VERT. `APOLLO`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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