Practically Perfect in Every Way!


Berry Poppins™ Holly

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 36046
$19.95
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verticillata 'FarrowBP' PPAF

Loves damp to wet soils!
Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'FarrowBP.'

Blazing with red berries in autumn and winter, this deciduous female Winterberry Holly is as ornamental as one could desire from any plant. Indispensable to bird lovers and cut-flower arrangers, it is a blast of warmth for the chilly seasons, and is willing to be sited in damp, even wet soils!

A selection of the native American species, Berry Poppins™ is quite compact and very heavily branched. It needs a good hard pruning every late winter, for it blooms on new wood. And this works out well, because the plant becomes more dense and better branched each time it grows back. Just 3 to 4 feet high and wide, it is sturdy and eye-catching, just the right size for foundation, a row along the driveway, the woodland garden, or the sunny to partly shaded garden. Adaptable and easy!

The berries are preceded by small white flowers, not particularly ornamental but incredibly profuse. It needs a male pollinator for best flowering and fruiting. Other than that, Berry Poppins™ is carefree and, like its namesake, "practically perfect in every way"! Zones 3-9.

Genus Ilex
Species verticillata
Variety 'FarrowBP'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions Arizona, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
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Patty B from PA wrote (April 26, 2013):
I received very healthy Ilex Berry Poppins and I am sure they need male/female counter parts. This was not inc. in ;labels. Are they self polinating?
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from wrote (February 11, 2013):
Easy to navigate website with concise information provided on each plant. Great selection, easy checkout.
Ilex
Japanese Holly

Planting:

Set plants 3 to 4 feet apart in full sun or light shade. The soil should be light, well-drained, 2 inches of the rim with weed-free potting soil or growing medium.

For quick coverage, plant about 6 inches apart or use 3 plants for a 10-inch basket. Grow as you would in the garden, but bear in mind that plants in a container or basket tend to dry out more quickly and will need more frequent watering.


Maintenance:

Once established, lamium requires little care, and can easily be increased by planting any of the numerous runners that will form. Can easily be cut back to restrain unwanted growth.


Zones:

Zones 4-8

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2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

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