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Ilex verticillata Mr. Poppins

Winterberry

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 / White
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

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

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.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ILMP