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Ilex verticillata 'Roberta Case'

Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry

Holly

Comments

An interesting and showy fall shrub known for its bright gold fruit; sheds leaves early in fall to reveal berries; spreads to form colonies; Mr. Poppins is recommended as pollinator; great in masses and particularly wet sites, needs acidic soil

Description

An interesting and showy fall shrub known for its bright gold fruit; sheds leaves early in fall to reveal berries; spreads to form colonies; Mr. Poppins is recommended as pollinator; great in masses and particularly wet sites, needs acidic soil

Landscape Attributes

Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Berry Heavy® Gold Winterberry will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 feet

8 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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