Jim Dandy Winterberry
Jim Dandy Winterberry is a great shrub that can have many different uses in your landscape. This is typically a moderate sized shrub, around 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The winterberry holly’s are plants with either male or female flowers, with the female plants producing berries and the male plants pollinating them. The Jim Dandy is a male plant, and is great for pollinating female plants. It has many good qualities, without having any berries. It has small, relatively undistinguished flowers, but they stay around for weeks, providing a long pollinating time for the female plants. The foliage is small, 2 to 3 inches long. It is oval to elliptical in shape with slightly serrated edges. The leaves are glossy with a dark green color in the growing season, changing to colors from purplish to yellow in the fall. Overall, this is a beautiful shrub on its own and is a great pollinator for the female winterberry shrubs.
Ilex verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’ grows 3 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide. It is recommended for climate zones 3 to 9. It likes to grow in full sunlight. Jim Dandy grows best in rich loamy soil in moist conditions. It is adaptable to clay soils, boggy conditions and air pollutants. One Jim Dandy is capable of pollinating up to 10 female plants, such as Red Sprite or Afterglow. It can be pruned in early spring, before new growth appears on the plant.
Care & Shipping Notes
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