MR. 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. Mr. Poppins is a male variety that is a suitable pollinator for Berry Poppins®, Berry Heavy® and Berry Heavy® Gold winterberries. It does not produce fruit.


Light: Needs an absolute minimum of four hours of direct sunlight to produce flowers. Produces the most flowers 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 flower production.

Other: This male winterberry pollinates female winterberries. Just plant within 50 feet of females and in the same light conditions.

Botanical Name

Ilex verticillata 'FARROWMRP' PP#25,834, CBR#5287


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

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Moist, Wet

Season of Interest



Containers, Low Hedges


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

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