Ilex Little Goblin Guy

Available mid June

photo of Ilex 'Little Goblin Guy'


Ilex 'Little Goblin® Guy winterberry holly is a male pollinator for Little Goblin® Red. IIt will not bear fruit itself, but it plays a crucial role in getting the best from the female varieties. Little Goblin® Guy blooms at the same time as the female Little Goblin varieties, guaranteeing a good crop of showy berries all winter long. The berries are a very important food source for our native birds. Winterberries lose their leaves in the winter time but the red berries are very striking against the winter snow.

  • Height: 91 - 122cm (36-48 in)
  • Spread: 91-122 cm (36-48 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: full sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: white
  • Nature Attraction: birds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Winterberries naturally grow in, and therefore prefer, wet acidic soil, but they can handle the well-drained soil found in most gardens. They grow well in either full sun or partial shade.This plant should rarely require pruning. If it does, it can be pruned immediately after blooming. Plant one Little Goblin Guy holly for up to 5 Little Goblin Red hollies. The plants can be up to 15 meters apart.

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