Winter Bounty Holly and Pollinator Jersey Knight
The "Bunch of Grapes" Holly!
An utterly unique Spineless Holly, sporting bold, glossy, extra-long leaves and a rounded, pleasing habit. Evergreen and a very heavy producer of winter berries, it is a superb addition to your garden.
The red berries are held in clusters like bunches of grapes, very abundant and attractive. Birds find them irresistible, of course, but deer tend to leave this tree alone, making it a good choice for open and woodland settings.
Winer Bounty is a cross of I. ciliospinosa x I. latifolia, bred by the renowned Dr. Elwin Orton. Expect it to reach 14 feet tall and about 6 feet wide after a decade's growth in part shade. It is a good choice for an understory planting, and also fares well as a perimeter planting, part of the foundation, and in the rear of the shrub border.
Note: To set berries, it requires a male pollinator such as Jersey Knight to be planted nearby. Dependable and very beautiful, Winter Bounty is a must-have evergreen! Zones 6-9.
Jersey Knight (Item #47003)
To produce big, beautiful crops of berries every year, rely on this male pollinator Jersey Knight planted near your female hollies. This slow-growing, ultra-reliable American Holly will complete your holly garden perfectly!
Jersey Knight was discovered in New Jersey in 1945, but not registered until fully 20 years later, by the famed Dr. Elwin Orton of Rutgers University. A dense, beautifully branched, glossy holly, this tree grows slowly, reaching just 7 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide after a decade's growth, but eventually -- after several decades -- topping out at 20 to 30 feet high and up to 20 feet wide.
Jersey Knight grows contentedly in full sun or partial shade, tolerating factors such as urban air pollution and heavy clay soils without difficulty. Deer tend to leave its toothy, spiked leaves alone. It is both denser and tighter in full sun, tending to sprawl a bit if given too much shade.
Plant just one Jersey Knight among your female hollies for good berry crops for decades to come! Zones 5-9.
|Zone||6 - 9|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Berries, Easy Care Plants|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Uses||Border, Foliage Interest, Outdoor, Winter Interest|
|Restrictions||Arizona, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|