NH State Forest Nursery

Common Winterberry HollyIlex verticillata

Mature height: to 15'.


Common in swamps and along field edges

Wildlife Value:

Fruit used by many species of songbirds, waterfowl, upland game birds, and small mammals.


Bright orange or red berries formed by early autumn, persisting into winter

Seed Source:

New Hampshire (Berries toxic to humans)

Seedling Details
Age Comment per 10 per 25 per 100 per 500
1-2 yr 6-12" $15 $25 $80 N/A

Low inventory as of February 8 2019.

photo of common winderberry holly seedling


photo of common winterberry fruit


photo of common winterberry holly courtesy of dr. michael dirr


photo of common winterberry holly in natural setting

Natural Setting

NH State Forest Nursery | Division of Forest and Lands
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 796-2323  |  fax: (603) 271-6488