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Berry Poppins® Winterberry Ilex verticillata

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Chicago, IL, 60615

My Current Zone

6
  • Details

    Features

    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
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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: 
    Wet
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    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
  • 1 Review

    • 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.

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