I bought one Mr. Poppins and four merry Poppins. Planted them last fall and they all started flowering this year (April 2021). We had a rough winter also here in the northeast. Hoping to see berries this winter. They are Planted in a mostly sunny area too.
Mr. Poppins® Winterberry Ilex verticillata
- Part Sun to 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).
This compact male winterberry is the ideal pollinator for Berry Poppins® or any Proven Winners® winterberry holly.Resists:DeerNative to North AmericaSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early WinterBloom Time:Mid WinterBloom Time:Late WinterHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:WetUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Because only one male plant is needed for fruit on up to 5 females, you can hide away this less showy plant in a less conspicuous part of your landscape, as long as it is within about 50' of the female plants.Maintenance Notes:
One male plant will pollinate up to 5 female plants; plant within 50' of one another to assure good pollination. Please see our Ultimate Guide to Winterberry Holly for more information.
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.Mr. Poppins® Ilex verticillata 'FARROWMRP' USPP 25,834, Can 5,287
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Rob, Connecticut, United States, 1 year ago
I bought one Mr. Poppins and four merry Poppins. Planted them last fall and they all started flowering this year (April 2021). We had a rough winter also here in the northeast. Hoping to see berries this winter. They are Planted in a mostly sunny area too.Rob, Connecticut, United States, 1 year ago
Very disappointed. The girls (Berry Poppins) are thriving but Mr, Poppins never took off and eventually died.Lisa Kelsey, Indiana, United States, 1 year ago
Didn't survive the first winterKaren Kinzig, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago