Ilex verticillata Berry Poppins

Winterberry Holly

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-4' (Plant 4' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: White / Red
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Feed the Birds! Berry Poppins™ will bedazzle with an explosion of brilliant red berries for dramatic winter color. This dwarf variety is ideal for gardeners who don’t have room for the more traditional variety. Must use Ilex Mr. Poppins™ as a pollinator for berries to be produced. Mr. Poppins™ and Berry Poppins™ make a perfect couple. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

Tiny white flowers mature to clusters of show stopping red berries. Sumptuous berry clusters remain after leaves fall to delight birds and fill holiday arrangements; often lasting until early spring when returning robins gratefully consume them. Plant one male Mr. Poppins for every ten female Berry Poppins. Road salt tolerant.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Hedge

Ilex General Information:

Ilex verticillata 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.

Ilex Plant Care:

The best time to prune is late winter or early spring. Remove some of the old wood to promote new young growth that will produce extra heavy berrying.

$16.95 ea.
(3+) $16.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ILBP