Ilex Berry Poppins®

Ilex Berry Poppins®

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Practically Perfect in Every Way
SKU v1768
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Ilex Berry Poppins®

Ilex Berry Poppins® is blazing with red berries in autumn and winter, this deciduous female winterberry holly is as ornamental as one could desire from any plant. Indispensable to bird lovers and cut-flower arrangers, it is a blast of warmth for the chilly seasons, and is willing to be sited in damp, even wet soils.

A selection of the native American species, Berry Poppins is quite compact and very heavily branched. It needs a good hard pruning every late winter, for it blooms on new wood. And this works out well, because the plant becomes denser and better branched each time it grows back. Just 4 feet high and wide, it is sturdy and eye-catching, just the right size for foundation, a row along the driveway, the woodland garden, or the sunny to partly shaded garden. Adaptable and easy.

The berries are preceded by small white flowers, not particularly ornamental but incredibly profuse. It needs a male pollinator (like Mr Poppins®) for best flowering and fruiting. Other than that, Berry Poppins is carefree and, like its namesake, "practically perfect in every way"!

Note: According to the Humane Society of America, Ilex berries can be toxic to pets.

Product Details

Genus Ilex
Species verticillata
Variety 'FarrowBPop'
PPAF PP25,835
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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