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Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy'

Jim Dandy Winterberry

Plant Features:

Category: Shrub

  • Male Winterberry used to pollinate female Winterberry.
  • Lots of small whitish-green flowers.
  • Male Winterberry does not produce fruit.
  • Attractive dark green folaige.

Height: 3-5 ft

Spread: 4-5 ft

Spacing: 5 ft

Hardiness Zone: 4

Temperature: -30 - -20 °F

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Birds


  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Edging


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green


  • Bushy - Rounded

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water


Male selection of Ilex used to pollinate Red Sprite. One Jim Dandy male can pollinate up to six nearby females. This shrub makes a great accet plant, shrub boarder or hedge.