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Ilex verticillata Little Goblin® Guy (Winterberry)

Winterberry Little Goblin® Guy, Black Alder Little Goblin® Guy, Feverbark Little Goblin® Guy, Swamp Winterberry Little Goblin® Guy, Ilex verticillata 'NCIV3' PP28937


Perfect for small spaces, Ilex verticillata Little Goblin® Guy (Winterberry) is a dwarf deciduous shrub with elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves. Little Goblin® Guy is a male plant that does not get fruit but will serve to pollinate female varieties such as Little Goblin® Red or Little Goblin® Orange to produce the attractive berries.

  • Slow growing, this deciduous shrub enjoys an upright, rounded habit and grows up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm). Its modest size makes it ideal for small gardens.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained, acidic soils. Tolerates poorly drained soils as well as wet boggy conditions. Does poorly in neutral to alkaline soils and often dies.
  • Generally pest and disease free
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders. Perfect as a specimen plant, hedges or for foundation plantings. Excellent shrub for wet soils and along streams or ponds
  • This plant should rarely require pruning. If it does, it can be pruned immediately after blooming.
  • Native to Eastern North America

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Ilex - Hollies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Ponds and Streams, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Ilex - Hollies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Ponds and Streams, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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