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

Blooms relatively late in spring, making it the perfect match to pollinate 'Winter Red' 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 Reds' or any other late-flowering female Hollies. Like all Winterberries, 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
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