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Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry Ilex verticillata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 72 - 96 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry Ilex verticillata
Part Sun to Sun 72 - 96

Features

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 Berries
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Native to North America

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spacing: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spread: 
72 - 96 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
not significant
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Winter
Bloom Time: 
Mid Winter
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Winter
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Wet
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses 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'
  • I got this plant for my daughter and she loves it.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Rhonda
    Lenexa
    Kansas
    United States
    2 years ago
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