Mr. Poppins® Winterberry
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Winterberry - Mr. Poppins®

Ilex verticillata 'FARROWMRP' x 'Mr. Poppins®'

Winterberry - 'Mr. Poppins®', is a male winterberry pollinator for 'Berry Poppins®'. One male plant will pollinate 5-7 female plants when planted within 50' of one another. Pruning at any time of year will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit set, therefore pruning winterberry hollies should be avoided.  Very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth.  This native to North America is deer resistant.  Winterberry - 'Mr. Poppins®' does not produce berries, but is an essential pollinator for 'Berry Poppins® '.

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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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, flowering and fruit set is best with at least 4 hours of sun each day.