Mr. Poppins® Winterberry

Ilex verticillata 'FarrowMrP' PP #25,834

This extremely hardy male holly is the ideal pollenizer for Berry Poppins™, Berry Heavy®, and Berry Nice®. Plant one male for every five female plants. Densely branched growth makes an ideal background shrub. hedge or border planting. Produces no berries. Deciduous.
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3 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.


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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas
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, North American Native Selection, Pollenizer, Tolerates Wet Soils, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering to maintain consistently 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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