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Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry Holly

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Description

  • Bare branches display tons of closely-packed bright gold berries in winter!
  • Durable and easy to grow.
  • Tiny white flowers in late spring.
  • For berries to develop, you must also 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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Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description
  • Winterberry holly with unusual gold berries instead of the usual red
  • Ideal way to add color to the winter landscape
  • Berries last through mid-winter and also make nice cut branches for holiday décor
  • Berry Heavy Gold is a female variety; for it to get berries, you must also plant a male, like Mr. Poppins  or Little Goblin Guy within 50’
  • Native to North America, shade tolerant, deer resistant
Details Botanical name:  Ilex verticillata 'Roberta Case'
Common name: Winterberry Holly
Zone: 3 - 9
Sun exposure: Full sun (min. 6 hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day)
Height x width: 6-8' tall and wide
Flower color: White flowers develop into green, then gold, 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, 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. Established winterberry holly can take some dryness, but severe or frequent dry conditions will impact berry set. Occasional standing water or very wet soil is ok.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day). Can grow in full shade, but flowering and subsequently, fruiting, will be diminished, and plants will be less full.
Water:  Average to abundant.
Space:  Space Berry Heavy plants at least 6' apart, and plant the male pollinator within 50' of all females.
Fertilizing:  Little needed. 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:  Nothing special required. Once berries soften in mid-late winter, they turn brown and generally get consumed by birds.
Maintenance:  Female winterberry hollies cannot be pruned any time of the year without impacting flowering and thereby, fruiting, so it's best to avoid pruning them altogether except to remove any dead wood and once mature, to remove one or two of the oldest stems each year to encourage new and vigorous growth.

Customer Reviews

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R
R.G. (Missouri)
Awesome

The plants arrived in great shape for fall planting and started showing new growth within a week. I think they are getting rooted well for spring.

C
C. (Kentucky)
Growing great!

I planted this and a Mr. Poppins last fall and they are both growing beautifully this spring. I've found them to be very low maintenance. Can't wait to see the tiny holly berries grow and turn color this fall.

P
P.S. (Illinois)
The birds and I love winterberry

The plants arrived well packed, no damage and are growing progressively. Can’t wait for the berry production.

J
J. (North Carolina)

Love this