Little Goblin® Red Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'NCIV1' PP #27,109; CPBRAF

This exciting new winterberry promises extra big and abundant rich-red berries on a dwarf plant. Excellent foundation shrub for easy-care gardens, mass plantings. Great for cut branch displays. Its compact size makes it ideal for residential landscapes. Plant a male winterberry variety nearby to ensure berry production. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3-5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring, followed by showy red berries.
Design IdeasMass in landscapes or plant in line to create hedges or backdrop to a cutting garden. Dwarf form is useful for container gardens and smaller landscapes. Because Ilex verticillata tolerates damp soil conditions, it is versatile for use in rain garden and bioswales.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleRustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Wildlife 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.
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.

Adaptable, but prefers moist or wet, acidic 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. Prune annually to shape, before new growth begins.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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