Little Goblin Red Ilex - Dwarf Winterberry Shrub -
The little goblin red ilex is a dwarf winterberry shrub with lots of extra-large red berries that create a really beautiful contrast with the surrounding vegetation. Its small size makes it ideal for residential landscapes, and is also ideal for mass plantings, gardens, or for holiday cut branches, container plant, or border plant.
This North America native dwarf shrub grows to 30-40 inches and blooms in late spring. It can be grown in hardiness zones 3 to 9 and does quite well in wet areas. To produce berries however, you will need a male plant to pollinate the females. Ideally, one male plant will pollinate up to 5 female plants. The Little Goblin Guy Ilex will do the job. Space them within 50’ of each other for good pollination.
The little goblin winterberry bush for sale fits small spaces much better than other winterberry varieties. It is also best not to prune it because irrespective of what time of the year pruning is done, it will affect the quantity of fruits that the plant will be able to produce. It is however, ok to prune old branches that are no longer producing lots of berries.
Little Goblin® Red Ilex verticillata 'NCIV1' USPP 27,109, Can PBRAF
Little Goblin® Guy Ilex verticillata 'NCIV3' USPP 28,937, Can PBRAF
Little Goblin Red is grown in quart size containers. Orders shipping to AZ or CA may be bare rooted before shipping.
Available as a male/female combination and individual Little Goblin Red Ilex female plants.
- Category: Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Well Drained
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: White
- Mature Height: 3 - 4ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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