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.