Mr. Poppins® Winterberry is a compact male that is essential for ensuring the fruitful display of any female winterberry. While it may not boast the vibrant berries of its female counterparts, its pivotal role in pollination cannot be overlooked. Just one Mr. Poppins® can successfully pollinate up to 5 female plants, as long as they're within a 50' radius. This advantage allows gardeners to place female plants in prime, visible spots, while the less decorative Mr. Poppins® can be positioned discreetly in the background.
With its low, mounded structure, Mr. Poppins® showcases a dense blanket of dark green leaves, reaching a modest height. It's not just a functional addition, but also a subtle green backdrop for the garden. As the perfect pollinator for female winterberries, Ilex verticillata Mr. Poppins® ensures a bountiful berry display, proving its indispensable value in the landscape.
Mr. Poppins® Ilex verticillata 'FARROWMRP' USPP 25,834, Can 5,287
Mature Spread: 3-4 feet
Foliage Color: Green
Garden Styles: Cottage Garden, English Garden
Plant Used for: Borders and Edging, Hedges, Texture
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sunlight: 4+ hours
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Properties: Well-drained
Tolerates: Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring