University of Florida

Ilex verticillata

Common name(s): Common Winterberry, Black Alder, Winterberry

Plant type: deciduous large shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Autumn
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 72-75 degrees F
Time to rooting: 4-6 weeks
Comment: Cuttings are taken after the first frost. Side wound the cuttings.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: soak in warm water overnight
Comment: Mulch the seed-beds.