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Ilex crenata ‘Green Luster’
Green Luster Holly

Ilex crenata 'Green Luster' - Green Luster Holly

Height: 4-5'
Spread: 5'
Zone: 5
Foliage: dark green
Shape: dense, compact
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: green to white
Fruit: insignificant

One of the hardiest Japanese Hollies.
Has small, lustrous dark green leaves.  Does well
in alkaline or acid soils, and light shade or full sun.

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Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’
Sky Pencil Holly

Ilex crenata Sky Pencil - Sky Pencil Holly

Height: 6-10'
Spread: 30-36"
Zone: 5
Foliage: dark green
Shape: fastigiate
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: green to white
Fruit: black drupe

No pruning is necessary to maintain the dense, narrow,
fastigiate form of this cultivar.  Good for limited space,
formal gardens, or as a strong vertical accent.

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Ilex glabra ‘Compact a’
Compact Inkberry
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Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Shape: compact, rounded
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: small, blue berries

Compact, oval-rounded habit with dark green leaves.
Shade tolerant, best growth in full sun with adequate moisture.

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Ilex glabra ‘Densa'
Dense Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Densa' - Dense Inkberry

Height: 4'
Spread: 6'
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: mounding
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: small, blue berries

Compact habit with a more upright form than 'Compacta'.
Shade tolerant, best growth in full sun with adequate moisture.

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Ilex glabra ‘Shamrock’
Shamrock Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' - Shamrock Inkberry

Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: compact-rounded
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: insignificant

A good selection that is compact, dense and hardy.
Exhibits good leaf retention on lower limbs.  Shade
tolerant, best growth in full sun with adequate moisture.

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Ilex x meserveae 'Berri Magic'
Berri Magic Holly

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Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 5
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: broad, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: red

Pollination is insured by this selection, as 'Blue Princess'
and 'Blue Prince' are grown together in the same container.

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Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Boy’
Blue Boy Holly

Ilex meserveae 'Blue Boy' - Blue Boy Holly

Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 5
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: broad, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: none

Pollinator for 'Blue Girl' and 'Blue Princess' cultivars

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Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Girl’
Blue Girl Holly

Ilex meserveae 'Blue Girl' - Blue Girl Holly

Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 5
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: broad, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: red

Dark green lustrous leaves with numerous red fruit in the fall.

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Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Prince’
Blue Prince Holly

Ilex meserveau 'Blue Prince' - Blue Prince Holly

Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 5
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: broad, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: none

Pollinator for 'Blue Girl' and 'Blue Princess' cultivars.

2026

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Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Princess’
Blue Princess Holly

Ilex meserveae 'Blue Princess' - Blue Princess Holly

Height: 10-15'
Spread: 10'
Zone: 5
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: broad, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: red

A hardy selection of Holly which has dark green lustrous leaves and an
abundance of red fruits in the fall. Leaves are darker than Blue Girl.

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Ilex x meserveae ‘China Boy’
China Boy® Holly

Ilex meserveae 'China Boy' - China Boy Holly

Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 5
Foliage: green
Shape: rounded
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: none

Pollinator for China Girl.

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Ilex x meserveae ‘China Girl’
China Girl® Holly

Ilex meserveae 'China Girl' - China Girl Holly

Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 5
Foliage: green
Shape: rounded
 Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: red

Similar to the Blue Hollies but with lighter green foliage and
a more rounded form. Shows exceptional heat tolerance, is hardy
and shears well.  Carries its red fruit into the winter months.

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Ilex x meserveae 'Golden Girl'
Golden Girl Holly

Ilex meserveae 'Golden Girl' - Golden Girl Holly

Height: 12'
Spread: 12'
Zone: 5
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: broad, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: small white flowers in Spring
Fruit: yellow

With its golden yellow berries, purple stems, and
blue-green foliage, this variety is unique to say the least.
 Full to partial sun.

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Ilex verticillata Winterberry

This deciduous form of holly has lustrous dark to medium green
foliage and an outstanding display of fruit on female plants.
Excellent winter effect and when planted en masse.

 

Ilex verticillata ‘Afterglow’
Afterglow Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow' - Afterglow Winterberry Holly

Height: 6-9'
Spread: 6-9'
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: compact, rounded
Fall Color: yellow-bronze
Flowers: greenish-white
Fruit: female orange-red

Slower growing with a compact, globe-shaped habit.
Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator.

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Ilex verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’
Jim Dandy Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata Jim Dandy - Jim Dandy Winterberry Holly

Height: 6-9'
Spread: 6-9'
Zone: 3
Foliage: dark green
Shape: rounded
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: small white
Fruit: none

Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet soil in full sun to part shade.  This cultivar is a male plant and is generally grown only as a pollinator for certain female winterberry plants such as ‘Afterglow’. One 'Jim Dandy' will generally be sufficient for pollinating 9-10 female plants.  Formerly known as ‘Early Male’.

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Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'
Red Sprite Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' - Red Sprite Winterberry Holly

Height: 3-5'
Spread: 3-5'
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: rounded
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: white
Fruit: bright red

Dwarf selection with a rounded, compact habit and large fruit.
Use 'Jim Dandy' as pollinator.

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Ilex verticillata ‘Southern Gentlemen’
Southern Gentlemen Winterberry Holly

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Height: 6-9'
Spread: 6-9'
Zone: 3
Foliage: dark green
Shape: rounded
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: white
Fruit: none

Good pollinator for ‘Winter Red’ & ‘Sparkleberry’.
Formerly known as ‘Late Male’.

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Ilex verticillata 'Spravy' Berry Heavy®
Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata Berry Heavy - Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly

Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: rounded
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: white
Fruit: orange-red

Features a particularly heavy set of large red fruit.
Mounded habit.  Use 'Southern Gentleman' as pollinator.

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Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’
Winter Red Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata Winter Red  - Winter Red Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata Winter Red  - Winter Red Winterberry Holly - Fruit

Height: 9'
Spread: 8'
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Shape: upright, broad
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: white
Fruit: female-bright red

Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet soils in full sun to part shade.  Adaptable to both light and heavy soils, but prefers moist, acidic, organic loams.  Use ‘Southern Gentleman’ to pollinate.  Female produces bright red fruit, which persist into winter, making a spectacular display against the snow.  Generally one male winterberry (such as I. verticillata ‘Southern Gentleman’) will be sufficient for pollinating 9-10 ‘Winter Red’ plants. Prune to shape in early spring just before new growth appears.

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