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Ilex verticillata Little Goblin® Orange (Winterberry)

Winterberry Little Goblin® Orange, Black Alder Little Goblin® Orange, Feverbark Little Goblin® Orange, Swamp Winterberry Little Goblin® Orange, Ilex verticillata 'NCIV2' PP28938


Perfect for small spaces, Ilex verticillata  Little Goblin® Orange (Winterberry) is a dwarf shrub with excellent year round interest. This deciduous holly produces abundant small greenish-white flowers in late spring to mid-summer that are followed by a profusion of bright, extra-large orange berries in fall and winter. Particularly attractive, they enliven the winter landscape and often persist into early spring unless eaten by birds. The foliage consists in elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves. Little Goblin® Orange is a female plant and needs a male pollinator, such as Little Goblin® Guy to produce the attractive orange 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. The orange fruited-branches make lovely home decorations
  • It is best to avoid pruning winterberry hollies - pruning at any time of the year will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit that the plant sets. Little pruning should be required, though very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth.
  • 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 (Early,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
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 Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
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 (Early,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
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 Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
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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