Perfect for small spaces, Mr. Poppins® is a dwarf deciduous shrub with elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves. ‘Mr. Poppins’ is a male plant that does not get fruit but will serve to pollinate female varieties such as Berry Poppins®.
Because only one male plant is needed for fruit on up to 5 females, you can hide away this less showy plant in a less conspicuous part of your landscape, as long as it is within about 50′ of the female plants.
Part sun to full sun
Height: 36 – 48 Inches
Spread: 36 – 48 Inches
Water Needs: Average to wet
According to Rutgers University, Ilex sp. are “seldom severely damaged” by deer.
It is best to avoid pruning winterberry hollies – pruning at any time of the year will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit that the plant sets. Little pruning should be required, though very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth.
photo credit: Proven Winners
a Proven Winners plant