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Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry holly Ilex verticillata
Strike it rich with Berry Heavy® Gold, the winterberry with the biggest, brightest gold fruit yet. You will treasure this plant for gardens, mass plantings or as a cut branch. Selected by the late, great plantsman and conservationist Fred Case of Saginaw, Michigan. Use Mr. Poppins® winterberry holly as pollinator.Produces BerriesFall InterestWinter InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:72 - 96 InchesSpread:72 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:not significantFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early WinterBloom Time:Mid WinterBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Late WinterBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Late FallHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:WetUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Mass plantings; hedges; cutting gardens.
Please Note: To produce berries, you'll need to plant a Mr. Poppins® male winterberry holly as well.Maintenance Notes:
For complete details on growing and getting berries on winterberry holly, please see our Ultimate Guide to Winterberry Holly.
One male plant will pollinate up to 5 female plants; plant within 50' of one another to assure good pollination. Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas.
It is best to avoid pruning winterberry hollies, except to remove whole branches for cut flowers or other decorating. Regular pruning or cutting back, however, will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit that the plant sets. Little pruning should be required, though very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth.
According to the Humane Society of America, Ilex berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.Berry Heavy® Gold Ilex verticillata 'Roberta Case'
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Rhonda, Kansas, United States, 6 years ago