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Little Goblin® Guy Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"
  • Details

    Features

    Little Goblin® Guy winterberry holly is a male pollinator for Little Goblin® Orange and Little Goblin® Red. Though it will not bear fruit itself, it plays a crucial role in getting the best from the female varieties. Little Goblin® Guy blooms at the same time as the female Little Goblin varieties, guaranteeing a good crop of showy berries all winter long. 

    Top three reasons to plant Little Goblin® Guy winterberry holly:

    • Its presence is necessary for berries on female Little Goblin® hollies
    • Dwarf, compact habit saves space in the garden
    • Native to North America
    Salt Tolerant
    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    This plant should rarely require pruning. If it does, it can be pruned immediately after blooming. Plant one Little Goblin Guy holly for up to 5 Little Goblin Red or Little Goblin Orange hollies. Please see our Ultimate Guide to Winterberry Holly for more information.

    Fun Facts: 

    All hollies are dioecious - male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. In order to get showy berries on the female hollies, at least one male plant is required. One male will provide enough pollen for 5-7 female holly plants, and it should be planted within 50' (15.24 m) of the female(s), as this is the distance that you can reasonably expect a pollinating insect to fly.

    Little Goblin® Guy Ilex verticillata 'NCIV3' USPP 28,937, Can 5,936
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