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Winterberry - Berry Poppins®

Ilex verticillata 'FARROWBPOP' x 'Berry Poppins®'

Winterberry holly is a marvelous shrub for winter landscapes. 'Berry Poppins®' Winterberry Holly, with its dwarf habit can be planted nearly anywhere. This native to North America is a deciduous holly.  Although it loses its leaves every autumn, a heavy berry display is a truly brilliant display in the winter landscape.  Birds will be attracted to 'Berry Poppins®' although deer will avoid it!  A male pollinator is required in order to set fruit; use Mr. Poppins®winterberry holly.  An excellent addition to your landscape, you'll enjoy the cut stems, too! 

PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need Mr. Poppins® Be advised, the fruits of Winterberry are poisonous to humans.

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish! 

Pot Size For This Plant Premium Quart
Shipped Height Plant is 5" to 10" above the pot - Shorter heights are sometimes due to pruning
Zones 3 to 9
Soil Type Clay, Loamy & Sandy soils
Mature Height & Width 3' - 4' Height and 3' - 4' Spread
Growth Rate Moderate
Site Selection Full Sun to Part Shade 
Moisture Requirements Average to Wet
Blooming Period Winter


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Product questions

    May 14, 2021, 06:21 PM

    How do you specify how many female plants and male plants?

    May 17, 2021, 09:31 AM

    One male plant will pollinate up to five females. Plant within about 50'/15.25m of one another to ensure pollination and good fruit set.

  • Beverly Bathke
    Feb 24, 2021, 11:26 AM

    Are the berries edible for humans?

    Feb 24, 2021, 11:30 AM

    Winterberry are poisonous to humans, do not eat.

  • Lis Surber
    Feb 16, 2021, 09:50 AM

    When should I plant a berry poppins? What time of year?

    Feb 17, 2021, 03:22 PM

    You can plant a potted plant at most anytime of year, as long as the ground is thawed and you are not in danger of frost. We deliver our shrubs exclusively in the months of April, May and early June.

Does best in moist (even very moist), slightly acidic soils, but can take average soils as well. Avoid high pH sites.

Winterberry holly blooms on old wood. However, pruning female varieties after blooming will remove any developing fruit, so pruning is not recommended except to remove entire branches in an effort to attain a specific form. Male varieties could be pruned after blooming, however, given the typically slow growth rate of winterberry hollies, pruning is not recommended for them either.

One male plant will pollinate up to five females. Plant within about 50'/15.25m of one another to ensure pollination and good fruit set. Quite tolerant of shaded conditions; however, fruit set is best with at least 4 hours of sun each day.