Southern Gentleman Winterberry
Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-leks ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous early summer flowers; prized for foliage and as a pollenizer.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Pollenizer, Tolerates Wet Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Sweetspire (Itea)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8