Winterberry Holly for Saleor

Winterberry Holly for Saleor

Winterberry Holly for Sale

In the hustle and bustle of the season, it's easy to forget what's at the center of this chaos. A timepiece. A timepiece that helps you focus on the present just by looking at it, even if others forget what is at their core.winterberry produces copious amounts of bright red berries that really shine in the fall and winter landscape. It is a deciduous holly, which means it loses its leaves in fall, but this makes that vivid fruit even showier. The berries can also be cut for use in floral arrangements. To produce berries a male and female plant are both required - use Mr. Poppins


This is a shrub for wet conditions; marsh, bog, streamside, lakeside or low area in the garden that collect lots of moisture. I"ve seen the native growing abundantly in standing water in northern Ontario. If you try to grow this plant in average garden conditions it will require lots of attention and constant moisture and will not survive even a short period of drought unless it is very well established. This plant needs close to full sun. It will do ok in part shade but anything less and it won't survive. The flowers are insignificant but the folliage is an attractive dark to medium green. The standout feature are the very showy red berries that persist into late fall and early winter. Seeing this shrub loaded with berries after a snowfall is striking; it's an image that belongs on the front of a Christmas card. By late winter the berries lose their colour and start to shrivel. The berries are not edible (I've occasionally seen birds take them, but probably because they've exhausted better options).

The shrub is dioecious, so you will not get any decent flowering and berry broduction unless a male pollinator is planted close by (mine are within 20 feet). And be careful, there are many different cultivars of winterberry and you need to get a pollinator that flowers at the same time (and sometimes these aren't easy to find at the garden centre). I planted "Jim Dandy" to pollinate both my "Berry Heavy" and "Berry Nice" varieties. You can find a pollination chart here: https://www.skh.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Winterberry-pollination.pdf.Amazing when it snows, as this shrub produces brilliant, colorful berries through the winter months. To ensure color, a male pollinator should be planted near a female winterberry. To make sure you get berries, we're sending you both. Or, if you'd like to create a carefree hedgerow that's beautiful year-round, select our Winterberry Hedge, with three female plants and one male for pollination. An easy asset because it's such a low-maintenance shrub, even in areas that have proven difficult. Deer rarely bother it, but bees will be happy to help pollinate the blooms. Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' and Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman' (Source: www.springhillnursery.com)



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