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Berry Heavy® Winterberry Holly

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Description

  • Bare branches display tons of closely-packed bright red berries in winter.
  • Durable and easy to grow!
  • Tiny white flowers in late spring.
  • For berries to develop, you must plant a male Mr. Poppins winterberry holly.
  • Zones 3-9, sun/part sun, 8′ tall x 8′ wide at maturity.
Zone 3-9
Light part sun/sun
tall

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Description Could your landscape use a little pizzazz in winter? Berry Heavy® winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) from Proven Winners is just the plant to do it! Unlike what you may think of with other hollies, this super-showy native species is deciduous – that means it loses its leaves in winter. But far from being a liability, this quirk gives its abundant set of big, bright red berries in fall and winter even more impact in the landscape. Winterberry holly blooms in late spring with small white flowers. These soon develop into green berries, which aren’t very noticeable since they’re hidden in the leaves. As the cooler temperatures of autumn come along, the berries turn red. In mid-autumn, the foliage blazes bright yellow, then drops to reveal the berry-laden branches. It is spectacular! Branches of mature plants can be cut and used in arrangements and for other holiday décor. A note about winterberry holly pollination: Winterberry holly plants are either male or female, and both a male and female plant need to be present in order for fruit to form on the female. Berry Heavy is a female variety, so you will need to purchase the male variety, Mr. Poppins winterberry holly, as well. Only the female plants will develop berries, but one male will pollinate up to five females. Wondering how far apart you can plant the male and female holly plants? Anywhere within about 50’ of each other – the distance you can expect a pollinator to fly on a single foraging trip – is suitable. Details Botanical name: Ilex verticillata 'Spravy'
Common name: Winterberry holly
Zone: 3-9
Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 6-8' tall and wide
Flower color: White flowers develop into green, then red, berries
Foliage color: Green
Season of Interest: Fall-winter
Bloom time: Spring
Features: Winter interest, rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, native, heat tolerant, fall color, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Hedge, native plant gardens, wildlife gardens, specimen (be sure to pair with a male plant).
How To Grow Soil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. Though winterberry holly can take some dryness, foliage will begin to brown if it dries out frequently or severely.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day).
Water: Average to abundant (as long as soil is well-drained).
Space: 2-3' apart, depending on landscape role.
Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well.
Winterizing: 2-3" of shredded bark mulch is important to protect the shallow roots and minimize water loss. Do not allow plants to enter winter "thirsty"; dry soil during cold, windy weather is the main cause of leaf browning or even the plant dying.
Maintenance: Trim as needed to maintain shape and size desired. Save major pruning for mid-late spring, after new growth has emerged but before it becomes hard and woody.

Garden Care

Our Guide for Fall Planting

The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.

Customer Reviews

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J
J.P.l. (Pennsylvania)

The plants look great!

L
L.S. (Colorado)
Beautiful plants

I loved ordering larger sized plants instead of tiny plants. My plants arrived in beautiful shape. I will be ordering from them again.

K
K.B. (Illinois)
Too many mistakes by me and them.

Ten Berry Heavy Holly were delivered to my house about two weeks ago. The weather was too cold so the instructions said to keep them in the house. I did not see any instructions for indoor care, so I opened the plastic bags to let air in [which is not easy without very sharp pointed scissors]. I watered them immediately and then on the same schedule as my other house plants. A few days ago, I noticed some of thje leaves were browning on their edges and others were wilting. This was true of plants with both damp and dryer soil.

I concluded that the plants needed to get out into the sun. Fortunately, the weather here near Chicago had warmed. After planting them, most seemed to perk up a little, but not all. The males did better than the females. The couple nights ago, the temperatture dropped to 34 degrees farenheit. All the plants lost most of their leaves. Online sources say hollies are vulnerable to stress, especially abrupt changes in temperature. The sources also said the plants will recover. We shall see.

The point of this is that these plants should not be purchased for use in the Chicago area before May, and only when you are prepared to promptly plant them.

Because of these misfortunes, I have no idea whether these Berry Heavy plants are good or not. If they recover sometime this year, I will praise them. Otherwise, I never will know.

Thank you for your feedback! It’s surprisingly normal for newly transplanted plants to appear like they aren’t growing. That’s because most of the growth occurs below ground in their first year as they allocate more energy to root development. Once your plant is established, it will start investing more in shoot and flower development. Our customer service team would love to hear from you, so please contact us with photos of the plants and your order number, and we'd be happy to assist you! https://bit.ly/contact-ggp To learn more about how plants “sleep, creep, and leap”, read our FAQ here: https://bit.ly/FAQ-plant-growth

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G.B. (Tennessee)
Mr. & Mrs.

Received two Mrs and one Mr. in PERFECT condition. Planted approx two weeks ago and they have settled in nicely. (Although Mr. said that he wanted to be closer to the one Mrs.)

J
J.J. (Delaware)
Berry Heavy Winterberry holly

Arrived healthy. Growing great