LITTLE GOBLIN® Guy 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. Little Goblin® Guy is a male plant that is the pollinator for Little Goblin® Red and Little Goblin® Orange winterberries. It does not produce fruit.

This variety is no longer available; the information on this page is for reference only. Please view the similar plants below for substitutes.


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: Branches look lovely in floral arrangements or festive holiday décor. When you select a branch, just cut all the way down to the main stem. This will help keep your plant looking handsome and more natural.

Botanical Name

Ilex verticillata 'NCIV3 PP#28,937, CBR#5936


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

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Moist, Wet

Season of Interest



Cutting Gardens, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens

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