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Ilex Little Goblin® Orange - winterberry holly
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  • Little Goblin Orange winterberry holly is a native deciduous holly with orange berries visible in winter
  • Little Goblin Orange winterberry holly is a native deciduous holly with orange berries visible in winter

Ilex Little Goblin® Orange - winterberry holly

A vivid orange version of the spsace-saving winterberry
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Space-saving winterberry holly is just a fraction of the size of other types
  • Berry-laden branches in fall and winter
  • Tiny white flowers in late spring
  • Grows in shade and wet soil
  • Needs male pollinator for the Little Goblin® Guy nearby
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Ilex Little Goblin® Orange - winterberry holly Description

  • Space-saving winterberry holly – ideal for smaller yards
  • Showy orange-red berries persist through mid-late winter
  • This holly is deciduous – it loses its leaves in winter but that just makes the berries even showier
  • Little Goblin Orange 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

Special features: Native plant, Winter interest, Cut branch, Tolerates wet soil, Shade tolerant, Heat tolerant, Cold tolerant, Small space

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name: Ilex verticillata 'NCIV2'
  • Common name:
    Winterberry holly
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (min. 6 hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Grows in average to wet soil.
  • Soil moisture:
    Average to abundant.
  • Height x width:
    3-4' tall and wide
  • Flower color:
    White flowers develop into green, then orange berries
  • Foliage color:
  • Season of interest:
  • Uses:
    Hedge, Native plant gardens, Wildlife gardens, Specimen (be sure to pair with a male plant)
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent:USPP 28938



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 Poppins plants at least 4' 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.