Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'

Southern Gentleman Winterberry Holly; Black Alder; Coralberry; Michigan Holly

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow. Medium growth with adequate fertilizer and water.
Mature Height - 6-10'
Mature Width - 6-10'
Longevity - 50-100 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - White MALE flowers in clusters of 6 or more in leaf axils
Fruit - This male cultivar is used for polination, and does not produce its own fruit.
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Bark - Dark gray to dark brown
Other Features - Species is the most northerly distributed of the hollies in America. This cultivar was formerly named 'Late Male', and is the pollinator for southern types such as ‘Cacapon’, ‘Shaver’, 'Sparkleberry’, ‘Sunset’, Winter Red®, and ‘Winter Gold’
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Native to swampy areas, so moist, acid, organic laden areas suit it best
Native Habitat - Native on edge of woods or in swamps from Novia Scotia to western Ontario, west to Wisconsin, south to Florida, and west to Missouri. Hardy to Zone 3.
Diseases and Insects - Tar spots, leaf spots, and powdery mildew, none serious
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Holly.
- Other plants of the family Aquifoliaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Ilex.
- Other plants of the species Ilex verticillata.