Ilex verticillata ‘Apollo’

('Apollo' male, Winterberry)


$21.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

MALE – Deciduous native holly with a suckering habit and tolerant of moist conditions. Male and female plants, with the females producing red berries persistant into winter. Upright male form with reddish new growth. ‘Apollo’ is the best pollinator of female cultivars.

Description

Easily grown in average, acidic, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to both light and heavy soils, but prefers moist, acidic, organic loams. Good tolerance for poorly drained soils including wet boggy or swampy conditions (this species is native to swampy areas of Eastern North America). Winterberries are dioecious (separate male and female plants). Only fertilized female flowers will produce the attractive red berries that are the signature of the species. Generally one male winterberry will be sufficient for pollinating 6-10 female plants. Flowers appear on new growth. Prune to shape in early spring just before new growth appears.

Additional information

Common Name

'Apollo' male, Winterberry

Botanical Name

Ilex verticillata 'Apollo'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

10 ft.

Width

8 ft.

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Yellow

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