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Berry Poppins® Winterberry Ilex verticillata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Berry Poppins® Winterberry Ilex verticillata
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48


Winterberry holly is an awesome plant for winter landscapes, but many homeowners don't have room for a traditional variety. Berry Poppins® winterberry holly solves that, with a dwarf habit that can be used nearly anywhere. This deciduous holly loses its leaves every autumn but makes up for it with a heavy berry display that truly shines in the winter landscape. A male pollinator is required in order to set fruit; use Mr. Poppins® winterberry holly. Native to North America.

Top reasons to grow Berry Poppins® winterberry holly:

- smaller than conventional winterberry hollies, so perfect for home landscapes

- native plant attracts wildlife

- super colorful berry display enlivens winter landscapes

Best Seller
Produces Berries
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Small or Miniature


Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
36 - 48 Inches
36 - 60 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
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Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
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Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Winter
Bloom Time: 
Mid Winter
Bloom Time: 
Late Winter
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Cut Flower
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PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need to plant Mr. Poppins® male winterberry holly as well.

Maintenance Notes: 

For complete details on growing and getting berries on winterberry holly, please see our Ultimate Guide to Winterberry Holly.

One male plant will pollinate up to 5 female plants; plant within 50' of one another to assure good pollination.

Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas. 

It is best to avoid pruning winterberry hollies, except to remove whole branches for cut flowers or other decorating. Regular  pruning or cutting back, however, will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit that the plant sets. Little pruning should be required, though very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth. 

According to the Humane Society of America, ilex berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Berry Poppins® Ilex verticillata 'FARROWBPOP' USPP 25,835, Can 5,286
  • I just can NOT get enough of this plant!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT... counting the ways may prove impossible. The best part I love about this plant is that when all looks died or dying these red berries can be seen from half click away. Amazing beauty.
    I live in zone 6 and grows very well.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Suzette trimmer
    United States
    5 years ago
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