Little Goblin® Guy Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Mr. Poppins®.
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:
Salt TolerantBog PlantAttracts:BeesResists:DeerNative to North America
- Its presence is necessary for berries on female Little Goblin® hollies
- Dwarf, compact habit saves space in the garden
- Native to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
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 SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:WetUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance 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