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Ilex verticillata Mr. Poppins® (Winterberry Holly)

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


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP25834, CPBR5287
Brand Proven Winners