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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|
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8