Ilex verticillata Jim Dandy

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Jim Dandy is the male pollinator needed for berry production on Berry Nice and Berry Heavy. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.

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. Road salt tolerant.

Details

Item Code: ILJD
Type: Shrubs
Height: Medium to tall 3-6'
Spacing: Plant 6' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent:
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Ilex General Information

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.

Ilex Plant Care

Little pruning is needed, shape if needed. Hard pruning is best done in stages over 2-3 years and only if necessary.