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Little Goblin® Orange Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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$19.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Little Goblin® Orange Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

Features

Chase away the winter blues with something colorful!

Little Goblin® Orange winterberry holly lights up the darkest season with dozens of extra-large, bright orange berries. Smaller habit makes it much more landscape-friendly than other winterberry hollies - Little Goblin Orange is just 3-4' (.9-1.2 m) tall and wide. In order to get fruit, you will need to plant Little Goblin® Guy winterberry holly as a pollinator - one Little Goblin® Guy will pollinate 5-7 Little Goblin® Orange and/or Little Goblin® Red plants. Plant the male within 50' (15.2 m) of the female varieties to ensure a heavy berry set.

Winter Interest
Salt Tolerant
Bog Plant
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America
Small or Minature

Characteristics

Duration: 
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: 
Thriller

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: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 

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.

Fun Facts: 

Birds do eat the fruit of winterberry holly, but usually not until it has been softened by cold for several weeks. This means that you can usually enjoy the berry display until at least mid-January.

Little Goblin® Orange Ilex verticillata 'NCIV2' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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