Ilex Berry Poppins®



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.


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Genus Ilex
Species verticillata
Variety 'FarrowBPop'
ppaf PP25,835
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Arizona, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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