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Southern Gentleman Winterberry

Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Pronunciation: EYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh
SKU #04569
3-8

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OVERVIEW
Description An extremely hardy late-blooming male holly with dense, rich green foliage on an upright, rounded form. It does not set fruit but serves as an excellent pollenizer for late-flowering female southern hollies, such as Sparkleberry, Winter Red, and Winter Gold. Plant one male for every five female plants. A wonderful background shrub. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Inconspicuous early summer flowers
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Pollenizer
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Sweetspire (Itea)
CARE
Care Provide organically rich, acidic, moist, loamy soil; tolerates wet, heavy soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer and prune annually to shape before new growth emerges in late winter to early spring.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.