Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Southern Gentleman Winterberry

  • Dark green leaves
  • Spring flowers
  • Pollinates southern varieties of winterberry
  • Height: 6-8 Feet
  • Spread: 6-8 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
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Interesting Notes:

While Ilex v. 'Southern Gentleman' is best for pollinating southern winterberry varieties, Ilex v. 'Jim Dandy' is a compact male pollinator for all northern types.

One male plant can pollinate many female plants. A good rule of thumb is one male to six females.

One can determine the sex of a winterberry when it is in bloom by examining the small flowers. If the flowers have projecting stamens, it is a male plant. If the flowers only have a rounded bump in the center, then it is a female plant.

'Southern Gentleman' requires no more effort to grow than any other winterberry, looking only for regular moisture, although they are quite adaptable to a range of sites.

'Southern Gentleman' was named and introduced by the nurseryman Bob Simpson, of Vincennes, Indiana.

Southern Gentleman Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Attributes
Erosion Control
Mass Planting
Naturalizing
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Red
Habit
Perennial
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