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Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Description

The male pollinator plant for female Ilex verticillata plants.  You need one male winterberry for every 6-10 female winterberry plants.  The female plants it pollinates include ‘Cacapon’, ‘Shaver’, 'Sparkleberry’, ‘Sunset’, 'Winter Red', and ‘Winter Gold’.  Highly adaptable to soils including heavy clay but ideally prefers organically rich, moist loamy soils.  It needs an acidic soil or may suffer from chlorosis.  Prune in early spring before leaf out.

More information on Ilex verticillata.

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#fall color#rain garden#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#erosion control#hedges#vigorus
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#rain garden#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#erosion control#hedges#vigorus
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Species:
    verticillata
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Will not produce fruits as this is a male plant.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant greenish-white male flowers appear in clusters of 6 or more leaf axils.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green glossy leaves that have purple-bronze to yellow fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting