Ilex Berry Poppins®

Item #35855


Practically Perfect in Every Way

Ilex Berry Poppins® is blazing with red berries in autumn and winter, this deciduous female winterberry holly is as ornamental as one could desire from any plant. Indispensable to bird lovers and cut-flower arrangers, it is a blast of warmth for the chilly seasons, and is willing to be sited in damp, even wet soils.

A selection of the native American species, Berry Poppins is quite compact and very heavily branched. It needs a good hard pruning every late winter, for it blooms on new wood. And this works out well, because the plant becomes denser and better branched each time it grows back. Just 4 feet high and wide, it is sturdy and eye-catching, just the right size for foundation, a row along the driveway, the woodland garden, or the sunny to partly shaded garden. Adaptable and easy.

The berries are preceded by small white flowers, not particularly ornamental but incredibly profuse. It needs a male pollinator (like Mr Poppins®) for best flowering and fruiting. Other than that, Berry Poppins is carefree and, like its namesake, "practically perfect in every way"!

Note: According to the Humane Society of America, Ilex berries can be toxic to pets.


Skip Product Specs
Genus2 Ilex
Species verticillata
Variety 'FarrowBPop'
ppaf PP25835
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Arizona

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 07, 2022

Winter color

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

After lots of color during spring, summer, and fall I wanted to add color for our backyard during the winter. I tried to find these holly plants last year, but I waited too late. The plants arrived in good packaging along with instructions for planting. They are only in the ground about 3 weeks, but they look healthy. I am hoping for some berries even this winter.

Brenda from NC

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