Jim Dandy ‘Winterberry’ Holly

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Male Pollinator For Female Winterberry Varieties

Jim Dandy Holly is a male plant that is primarily used as a pollinator for female winterberry holly shrubs. One Jim Dandy can pollinate up to 9 or 10 female plants. Planting 1 for every 4 to 5 female plants will help ensure the biggest berry production.

Jim Dandy is a holly shrub but it is deciduous, meaning it loses its leaves in winter.  New growth in early spring is dark green. They change to a purplish red in  the fall. Growth rate for the Jim Dandy is slow.  Pruning Jim Dandy should be done in early spring, before new growth emerges.

Botanical Name Ilex verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’
Mature Height 6 – 8 feet
Mature Width 6 – 8 feet
Sunlight Full sun to part sun
Flower Color White flowers in mid to late spring through early summer
Foliage: New growth emerges a dark green, changing to an purplish red in the fall
Soil Conditions Any well drained soil but will tolerate “wet feet”
Watering Water well until established
Growing Zones: 4 to 8

Grow Zones 4 to 8

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8