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Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy® ('Spravy') (Winterberry Holly)

This deciduous shrub sports elliptic, glossy, slightly serrated dark green leaves in late spring, along with small pale green flowers that give way to a profusion of bright red berries in fall and winter. Ideal for use as hedging, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

*This plant is a female, and needs a male, such as Ilex Mr. Poppins®, to produce its notable berries.

6-8 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Brand Proven Winners

This blooming climber offers delicate shell-pink flowers contrasted with deeper pink spines and purple anthers on foliage of bright green, broadly ovate leaves. Use as an arbor/wall cover, or as a “spiller/filler” in a container. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from early to late summer
10 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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Thin lavender, or rarely, white, petals droop from a large spiny cone and grow on stout stems bearing narrow leaves. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces large, rounded flower clusters that open lime-green, turn brilliant white during summer, then back to pale green as the season progresses, finally fading in the fall. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Neutral pH preference
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Deciduous

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This deciduous shrub sports elliptic, glossy, slightly serrated dark green leaves in late spring, along with small pale green flowers. Ideal for use as hedging, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

*This plant is a male, and is ideal for pollinating female winterberry plants, such as Berry Heavy. Plant within 50 ft of female plants to pollinate. One male is needed for fruit on up to 5 females.

3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds
Salt tolerant

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This herbaceous perennial features small pale violet star-shaped flowers that hold a yellow centre on thin stems bearing narrow green smooth leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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This multi-stemmed deciduous shrub sports clusters of small dark pink buds that open to reveal tiny white, fragrant flowers that give way to pink-red berry drupes that turn black. Lustrous foliage of glossy, dark green, ovate, serrated leaves that become maroon in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid- to late summer
8-10 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Mounding bushes of lavender pink double blooms with a wide magenta eye flower on compact variegated gold and green ovate foliage. Each flower has a prominent and showy center staminal column. Slow growth rate.

Blooms summer to early fall
10-16 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Continuous Bloomer
Tolerant to juglone
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Deciduous

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This deciduous shrub sports elliptic, glossy, slightly serrated dark green leaves in late spring, along with small pale green flowers. Ideal for use as hedging, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

*This plant is a male, and is ideal for pollinating female winterberry plants, such as Berry Heavy. Plant within 50 ft of female plants to pollinate. One male is needed for fruit on up to 5 females.

3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds
Salt tolerant

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