Jim Dandy is the male pollinator needed for berry production on Berry Nice and Berry Heavy. A Proven Winner Selection.
Tiny white flowers appear, but no berries. A ratio of 1 male to 12 females is sufficient. Bees do the transporting, so even a distance of 50-75' will work.
Ilex verticillatas are deciduous shrubs with bright red fruit. Overall shape is oval and rounded. Berries appear on females after flowering and mature to bright red, remaining until mid-winter or later. Provides welcome color in the winter landscape. Cut branches are welcome additions for holiday arrangements. Birds love the berries.
Little pruning is needed, shape if needed. Hard pruning is best done in stages over 2-3 years and only if necessary.