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Mr. Poppins® Winterberry Ilex verticillata

pH
B (5.6 - 6.2)
B,C (0.6 - 2)
Medium,High (150 - 300 ppm)
Moist to Wet
B (65 - 72º Fahrenheit)
A (60 - 65º Fahrenheit)
A (40 - 50º Fahrenheit)
Starting Materials: 
Liners
6" and Gallon Pot : 2.25": 12-18 Weeks; Quick Turn: 10-14 Weeks
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 2.25": 16-20 weeks
18" and Three Gallon Pot : Quick Turn: 16-20 weeks
Over Wintering Temperature: 
Polyhouse - No Heat

Light pruning will produce a very full product similar in body to an Itea, versus traditional shearing which produces a tall vase shaped product.

Watch for Aphids and treat as necessary.

Grower Tips: 

This compact male winterberry is the ideal pollinator for Berry Poppins.

Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas. Likes high moisture. Native to swampy and boggy areas. Best if pruned in late winter or early spring. No pruning really necessary unless removing dead/broken branches. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application. Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator.

Vernalization: 
Cold Required

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