Ilex Magical® Showtime

A compact plant - ideal for small spaces

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.