Common Name: winterberry holly
Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 28 in.
Height: 13 ft.
Crown: 10 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Brittany Christensen
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Declared national champion in 2009. Tree is one of many growing on this farm for the purpose of Christmas decorations.
2019 update: The tree is multi-stemmed, so the trunk circumference was measured using a basal wrap at 3 inches above ground. The tree height was measured using an extended pole raised to the top of the crown, then we measured the length of the pole added to the height at which Byron was holding the pole.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: Jerry Lilley (Lilley Farms)
GPS Coordinates: 36.83499, -76.39833
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: The tree is located in the middle row on the east side of a stand of ornamental trees.
Owner Address: 2800 Tyre Neck Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Owner Phone: 757-435-2085
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Contact Info: Measured in 2009 by Byron Carmean at 42 points. 14' tall, 11' wide, 25" girth.
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson