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Berry Poppins® Winterberry

Ilex verticillata 'FarrowBPop' PP #25,835; CPBR #5286

An excellent, prolific dwarf variety with bright red berries that brighten the winter landscape. Plant a male such as Mr. Poppins™ for berry set. This handsome shrub provides a good winter food source for birds. Ideal for floral arrangements. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering to maintain constantly moist soil.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
LoreHumane Society of America notes that Ilex berries can produce a toxic reaction if consumed by pets.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Design IdeasHere is a native deciduous holly that leaves nothing but the berries in the winter - but only if you plant the pollinator too. Plant these as specimens in the landscape where the bright red won't have competition. Great at corners of fences, around woodland gardens or in the all-native landscape with birds in mind.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering to maintain constantly moist soil.

Adaptable but prefers moist, acidic soils. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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