BERRY POPPINS® Winterberry Holly

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

Our native winterberry holly is an adaptable plant that will tolerate a variety of conditions, including clay soils, and may be used for Rain gardens as well as general landscaping and Cutting gardens. Berry Poppins® is a heavy fruiting dwarf plant with better fruit set than ‘Red Sprite’. It is ideal for small sites that need winter color. Use Mr. Poppins® as a pollinator.


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Light: Needs an absolute minimum of four hours of direct sunlight to produce flowers. Gets the best berry set with more sun exposure.

Soil: Can live in a range of soils, but really prefers a slightly acidic pH. Does not need good drainage, as it naturally thrives in boggy conditions.

Water: Requires regular water to thrive.

Fertilizing: Doesn’t really need fertilizer, but some can be applied in the springtime.

Pruning: Pruning is not recommended, as it will affect either the berry display or future flower production.

Other: Berry laden branches look lovely in floral arrangements or festive holiday décor in fall and winter. When you select a branch, cut it all the way down to the main stem. This will help keep your plant looking handsome and more natural. It does require a male pollinator to produce fruit; Mr. Poppins™ is the preferred pollinator but ‘Jim Dandy’ will also work.

Botanical Name

Ilex verticillata 'FARROWBPOP' PP#25,835, CBR#5286

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Red

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist, Wet

Season of Interest

Early Summer

Uses

Foundations, Mass Planting

Features

Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Native, Winter Interest

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