I just can NOT get enough of this plant!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT... counting the ways may prove impossible. The best part I love about this plant is that when all looks died or dying these red berries can be seen from half click away. Amazing beauty. I live in zone 6 and grows very well.
Berry Poppins® Winterberry Ilex verticillata
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Winterberry holly is an awesome plant for winter landscapes, but many homeowners don't have room for a traditional variety. Berry Poppins® winterberry holly solves that, with a dwarf habit that can be used nearly anywhere. This deciduous holly loses its leaves every autumn but makes up for it with a heavy berry display that truly shines in the winter landscape. A male pollinator is required in order to set fruit; use Mr. Poppins® winterberry holly. Native to North America.
Top reasons to grow Berry Poppins® winterberry holly:
- smaller than conventional winterberry hollies, so perfect for home landscapes
- native plant attracts wildlife
- super colorful berry display enlivens winter landscapesBest SellerProduces BerriesFall InterestWinter InterestAttracts:BirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early WinterBloom Time:Mid WinterBloom Time:Late WinterHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:WetUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need to plant Mr. Poppins® male winterberry holly as well.Maintenance Notes:
For complete details on growing and getting berries on winterberry holly, please see our Ultimate Guide to Winterberry Holly.
One male plant will pollinate up to 5 female plants; plant within 50' of one another to assure good pollination.
Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas.
It is best to avoid pruning winterberry hollies, except to remove whole branches for cut flowers or other decorating. Regular pruning or cutting back, however, will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit that the plant sets. Little pruning should be required, though very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth.
According to the Humane Society of America, ilex berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.Berry Poppins® Ilex verticillata 'FARROWBPOP' USPP 25,835, Can 5,286
Suzette trimmer, Pennsylvania, United States, 6 years ago