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Berry Heavy® Winterberry Holly

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly by Proven Winners produces the most amount of berries of any winterberry in the market. This shrub is native to North America, which means it is easy to care for and a very hardy plant in a variety of conditions from shady and wet to hot and dry.

In order for this plant to produce berries, it must be planted with a male pollinator, the Mr. Poppins Winterberry Holly. The berries are not for human consumption, but are great for birds once they soften up in mid-winter.

Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly Care

Because these shrubs are native to North America, there is not a lot of care needed for these shrubs. The plants can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, as well as variances in sun exposure, including shaded and wet soil locations.

Pruning Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly shrubs is not needed. In fact, pruning can prevent flowers and berries from growing the following year. Feel free to trim dead or sick branches as needed. You may also cut branches covered in berries for beautiful and natural decor. However, be conservative with how many branches are cut off.

Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly Spacing

Plant these shrubs 6 to 8 feet apart, center on center for mass plantings. If growing in hedge, plant 5 to 6 feet apart, center on center.

Be sure to plant a male pollinator within 50 feet of this plant to enable the plant to produce berries. 1 male plant can pollinate up to 5 female plants.

Ilex verticillata 'Spravy' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 6-8 Feet
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata 'Spravy'
Common Name: Berry Heavy® Winterberry Holly
Brand: Proven Winners®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

(Updated: 7/22/20) Please Note: There are some shipping delays of plants due to the heat. The delays on dependant on temps & distances from shipping location. The plants tend not to do the best with no light & water for a few days combined with this heat. We want to get you your plants shipped out but we also want them to arrive to you good condition. Ordering now will reserve the plant for you and we'll ship when it's safe. Please reach out to if you would like more information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - Berry Heavy® Winterberry Holly Show Reviews

  • 2
    The three female plants came with withered leaves.

    Posted by CHRISTINE Pope on Jun 11th 2020

    The three female plants came with withered leaves. All have fallen off and I am hoping ne leaves will grow. The Mr Pooer seems fine and hasn’ t lost Leaves.

  • 5
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    Posted by Cindy Kern on Mar 3rd 2019

    I bought this and mr poppins shrub together so they pollinate and produce berries and planted them last fall. crossing my fingers I'll get a bunch of berries next year!

  • 3

    Posted by disappointed customer on Oct 7th 2018

    I planted 1 of these in the fall, and didn't see any berries. I'm pretty disappointed. Hopefully next year the plant will have berries in the winter because I think that would look so cool next to the snow.