Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy') in the Ilex Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: usually about 5 feet; to 10 feet when very old possible
Plant Spread: 5 feet, to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Blooms on old wood
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

male flowers with yellow stamens on Jim D

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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2014-06-22male flowers with yellow stamens on Jim D
By ILPARW
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Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2014-10-08full-grown shrub in summer
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Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-06-05
By Anne
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Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2014-10-08summer foliage
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Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2014-10-08Jim Dandy to left; Red Sprite to right
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Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-10-18shrub in corner
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 19, 2017 3:51 PM

'Jim Dandy' is a sort of rounded, compact, slow-growing form of the species that usually gets around 5 feet high and somewhat wider, and it is a male cultivar. It is usually sold with 'Red Sprite' more than any other female cultivar. It also works with 'Afterglow,' 'Autumn Glow,' 'Harvest Red,' 'Shaver' and some others. It has smaller, rounder leaves than the mother species. It has been reported to get up to 10 feet high when old in a location where it would be thriving. It is commonly sold in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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