- USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9
- Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
- Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
- Partial Sun to Full Sun
The Mr. Poppins® Winterberry Holly is the best pollinator for Berry Poppins® Winterberry and all other Proven Winners winterberry hollies. This compact shrub does not produce berries, but is necessary for the female varieties to produce as the pollinator for those shrubs. The good news is that this bush is native to North America and requires little care once established. It is also a compact and dwarf shrub, so it does not take up too much space in the garden.
Mr. Poppins Winterberry Holly Holly Care
You may plant this bush in an area not viewed as often as more showy shrubs, but it does need to be within 50 feet of the female plants to pollinate. This shrub is widely adaptable to a lot of different soil types and moisture levels.
Pruning Mr. Poppins Winterberry Holly should not be done unless absolutely necessary. It could negatively impact how many flowers are produced the next year if pruned too aggressively. Trimming can be done at anytime of the year for sick and dead branches.
Mr. Poppins Winterberry Holly Spacing
Ensure that you plant at least one of these within 50 feet of the female counterpart. One of these shrubs can pollinate up to 5 female shrubs. No need to plant more than that, since these bushes do not produce berries in the winter. If you have more than 5 winterberry shrubs to pollinate, be sure to spread out the male plants more than 25 feet apart, center on center.
Ilex verticillata 'FARROWMRP' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height: 3-4 Feet|
|Spread: 3-5 Feet|
|Spacing: 3-4 Feet|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata 'FARROWMRP' USPP 25,834|
|Common Name: Mr. Poppins® Winterberry Holly|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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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.
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