• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Ornamental Berries
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Very adaptable, tolerating light or heavy, moderate to high moisture soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape. Use Mr. Poppins™ Winterberry as a pollinizer.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Humane Society of America notes that Ilex berries can produce a toxic reaction if consumed by pets.


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