Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Southern Gentleman Winterberry

$28.35 | 3 G | 15 Avail. | $28.35

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Southern Gentleman Winterberry is a vigorous upright native deciduous shrub with a rounded habit and dark green foliage that turns yellow-green to purple-bronze in fall.  A male holly that doesn’t produce fruit but acts as a pollenizer.  Best planted in moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit.  Tolerates wet, boggy conditions.

Ilex verticillata is a native food source for several animals and pollinators, and acts as a host for various moths and the Henry's Elfin Butterfly.  While the wildlife enjoys the berries they are toxic to humans.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

6' - 8'

Spread: 

6’ - 8'

Spacing: 

7’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.   Well-drained soils essential.   Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew.  Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Azalea, Blueberry, Camellia

 

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