Ilex Mr. Poppins®

Winterberry Holly
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Male Pollinator
Ilex Mr. Poppins® is the male pollinator, a dwarf variety, necessary for berry production on Ilex verticillata Berry Poppins®, Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy®, and Ilex verticillata Berry Nice®. Mr. Poppins® and Berry Poppins® make a perfect couple. Tiny white flowers appear in spring on lush foliage, but no berries will develop on this Winterberry. A ratio of one male (Ilex Mr. Poppins®) to ten females (Ilex Berry Poppins®, Berry Nice®, or Berry Heavy®) is sufficient. Bees do the transporting, so even a distance of 50-75’ will work. Road salt tolerant.

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Patent PP25,834 'FarrowMrP'

Plant Type Shrubs

Species verticillata

Height Tall 3-4'

Spacing Plant 4' apart

Bloom Time Late Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Proven Winners

These varieties have been proven in trials around the world to be vigorous and easy to grow. Best of all, Proven Winners are known to be absolutely covered with vibrant, long-blooming flowers.

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.