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Southern Gentleman Winterberry CareView Full Planting & Care Instructions
Plant your Holly in an area with full to partial sun - at least 4 hours of sunlight daily.
Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down.
Fertilization isn't required for your Holly, but you can apply an evergreen fertilizer in the spring as needed.
Cold-Hardy Male Pollinator for Winterberry Holly
This Southern Gentleman will have other Hollies Seeing Red
…beautiful red berries, that is!
If you’re looking for a splash of red during drab winter months, then purchasing this Southern Gentleman Holly (and a female holly bush if you don’t have one) is the first step. Known botanically as ilex verticillata, the Southern Gentleman Holly is the male counterpart to the female winterberry bush known for her attractive red berries in the colder months.
Love is in the Air with a Holly Pair
It's not necessary to have the female equivalent of the Southern Gentleman Holly, but together, they make an elegant spectacle. It's advised that the male and females be no more than 50 feet apart from each other. All you need is one Southern Gentleman Holly bush for every 5 to 10 female plants if you want a spectacular crop of beautiful berries.
You'll find that the Southern Gentleman is the perfect suitor with female winterberry bushes such as the sparkleberry, the ever-popular winter red and other later blooming holly varieties.
Don’t Be Fooled - He’s Pretty Handsome Too
Enough talk about the flashy female counterparts - let's discuss what makes this male winterberry bush so debonair. The medium emerald-colored elliptical leaves are slightly toothed and rather soft to the touch. When the plant is blooming in the spring it features petite, white flowers with a slight hint of yellow. In fact, by examining the stamens you can distinguish the males from the females. The winterberry ‘fellows’ have projected stamens while the ‘ladies’ stamens have a rounded bump at the center.
Places to Show Off This Fetching Fellow
Given its love of wet areas, this holly bush does quite well close to ponds, streams and even near downspouts if the area is well-drained. When planted closely, they make an excellent shrub border, hedge line or an avian garden since birds love them.
Look Forward to Autumn and Winter This Year
When autumn rolls around, the foliage becomes an absolute head turner. The colors of the leaves transform from green to yellow and then to a deep red/purple, and changes to a bronze hue after the first hard frost of the season.
Brighten you Landscape with the Perfect Southern Gentleman Today
Choose this fine fellow for your female winterberry holly bushes and enjoy beautiful bright berries from winter through early spring. Order now for fast delivery right to your home.
Full Planting & Care Instructions
|Mature Height:||6-8 ft.|
|Mature Width:||6-8 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,OR|
|Grows Well In Zones:||3-9 outdoors|