|Common Name||Magical Showtime winterberry holly|
|Botanical Name||Ilex ‘Kolmasho’|
|Size||3-4' tall by 4' wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||4-9|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist - can take soggy , and poorly drained soils as well as clay|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Cut flowers, mixed plantings, poor soils, wet areas, woodland gardens|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||A mere 3-4’ tall, Magical® Showtime will fit into smaller spaces, with a much closer proximity to the garden path. Finally, a winterberry you can plant in numbers to add bright, red color to your outdoor living spaces - just in time for the holidays!|
|Propagation Methods||Vegetative cuttings|
|Bloom Time||Flowers in spring - Fruits in fall|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
When we think about winterberry hollies, we often imagine the treasured eastern North American native: a large shrub with a broad base for planting in naturalized areas – celebrated for birds to nest in and the vibrant red berries they later feast on in the fall. Magical® Showtime will transform the way you think about our beloved North American native! A mere 3-4’ tall, this compact variety will fit into smaller spaces, with a much closer proximity to the garden path. Finally, a winterberry you can plant in numbers to add bright, red color to your outdoor living spaces – just in time for the holidays. Yes, be sure to plant enough for decorating – long lasting cuts will keep indoors and out for weeks without water!
Notes: cuts can be used dry – they’ll keep indoors for several weeks – no need to keep them in water.
Tolerant of many soil types, this plant thrives in wet areas, providing nesting opportunities and forage for birds.
Magical® Showtime is a female holly. Winterberries need one male pollinator for 10 females to provide adequate pollination. Use ‘Southern Gentleman’ as the male.