(6-8 feet tall x 6-8 feet wide) Southern Gentleman Winterberry is best planted alongside the female Winter Red Winterberry to provide the pollen it needs to fertilizer its flowers, which then develop into brilliant red berries. (Winterberries are dioecious, meaning they have separate male and female plants.) Southern Gentlemen are attractive shrubs with glossy green foliage and inconspicuous flowers, but they do not produce berries. Plant at least one male for up to 6-10 female plants, in close proximity to ensure good pollination. Native to swampy areas of the Northeast, Winterberry shrubs area easily grown in average, acidic, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to both light and clay soils, but prefers moist, acidic, organic loams. Good tolerance for poorly drained soils including wet boggy or swampy conditions.
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Southern Gentleman Winterberry
Ilex verticillata Southern Gentleman
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
72-96" wide (6-8 feet)
Early to mid summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Glossy, dark-green oval-shaped foliage. Turns yellowish-green to purplish-bronze in fall.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Native, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Southern Gentleman Winterberry is needed to pollinate Winter Red Winterberry. Good for rain garden.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|