Southern Gentleman Winterberry

Southern Gentleman Winterberry

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Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Extremely hardy late-blooming male holly with dense, rich green foliage on an upright, rounded form. Excellent pollenizer for late-flowering female southern hollies, such as Sparkleberry, Winter Red, and Winter Gold.

Plant one male for every five female plants. A wonderful background shrub. Deciduous.

 Photos courtesy of Panoramic Farms, Marshville, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub (Male Pollinator)
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 6' - 10'
Shape Columnar Form
Primary Foliage Color Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Winter Dormant
Flowering Season Late Spring
Flower Color White (inconspicuous)

Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial shade
Water Preferences Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone 3 - 9