The combination of Southern Gentleman and Winter Red creates a self-pollinating plant that produces an abundance of bright red berries in the fall. Each complements the other in their growth habit and blooming time. The leaves are reddish as they appear in the spring maturing to dark green in summer. As fall approaches the leave turn yellow and as they drop the abundant bright red berries are revealed, presisting through winter providing food for birds.
We offer Sweethearts 24" to 30" in a 5 gallon container.
Easy to grows in partial shade of full sun. Prefers moist slightly acid soil. Prune in spring before new growth emerges to keep a formal appearance. Fertlize with an all purpose fertlizer when needed.
The verticillata is native to the eastern and central United State and some parts of Canada. A slow growing deciduous shrub, with an upright and oval-round shape has tiny white flowers along the stems in spring before the dark green leaves emerge. Leaf color is yellowish with a tinge of purple in the fall. A male plant needs to be present in order for the female to produce berries. This versatile plant adapts to many soil types and is very useful in wet areas in full sun or partial shade. Excellent when used as a border, hedge or in mass planting. Excellent shrub for moist soils in low spots or along streams and ponds.