Slow grower so far. Cute little plant- no fruit this year, even with male
Berry Nice® Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata
- Hardy Zones
- 3 - 9
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 72 - 96 Inches
We no longer offer this variety - the information below is for reference only. For substitutions, please see Berry Heavy® winterberry holly, Berry Poppins® winterberry holly, and Little Goblin® Red winterberry holly.
Berry Nice winterberry produce copious amounts of bright red berries to be enjoyed in fall and winter. It has superior fruit set and retention. Brighten up the winter landscape with a mass planting of this variety. The berries can also be cut for use in floral arrangements. Berry Nice is also noteworthy for its improved mildew resistance. Use Mr. Poppins® as the male pollinator. To produce berries a female and male plant are required. Fruit is not edible.
Great for use in the landscape, excellent winter interest. Beautiful for cuts to create holiday displays. Use in groupings and mass plantings, as perennial or shrub border plants. Good as specimens, screens, or hedges. It tolerates damp soils, and so can be used in bioswales and rain gardens.
One male plant will pollinate 5-7 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 - pruning at any time of the year 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.
- Loralea KirbyNew JerseyUnited States5 years ago