Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Ilex verticillata


Full Sun
Partial Shade

Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman' (Aquifoliaceae)
(EYE-lex ver-ti-si-LAH-ta)
Male Winterberry Holly

'Southern Gentleman' blooms relatively late in spring making it the perfect match to pollinate 'Winter Gold' and other late blooming Hollies. Plant 'Southern Gentleman' at the back of a bed where the 9' height is an asset. One plant can pollinate several 'Winter Golds' or any other late-flowering female Hollies. Like all Winterberry cultivars, this one is happy in moist-to-wet soils.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 7-9'
Spread: 7-9'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14