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Common Name: Red Sprite Winterberry Holly      Latin Name: Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'      Size: 3 (min) to 4 (max)
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Hello,I need 3 plants please.Rebecca PinckneyP. S. I noticed they need a male, how howI choose the ones I need
Where can I get 2 Winterberry Red Sprite Plants female and 1 Winterberry Jim Dandy Plant male. I live in Northern Kentucky.Thanks Marea West
Lots of people kill patnls with kindness keeping the soil moist rather than wet is a good rule of thumb unless its something like bamboo. Dont fertilize for the first 2 3 months, as most nurseries/suppliers pot their new patnls in a soil/fertilizer mix. After that, I like to fertilize most patnls each time I water with a quarter-strength soluble fertilizer. Light can be an issue for some patnls. If you see leaves turning brown or getting VERY light green, theyre probably getting too much sun if they lean toward the light, they probably need to be a bit closer. Very few patnls can take direct sunlight, particularly from a west- or south- facing window. If you must use these windows, try putting a sheer curtain on the window to cut down on the intensity of the sun. Humidity is also a factor to be considered if the tips of the leaves get brown, or if they wilt quickly, it may be too dry. To combat this without using a humidifier, try setting the pot on a tray or saucer filled with pebbles, into which water has been poured so that the pebbles are just sticking out. As the water evaporates, the air immediately around the plant will be more humid. If you are having pest problems, a good drench will sometimes take care of things most nurseries can point you at a good all-round product Safer Soap is a good one. These are all very general suggestions, obviously, but hopefully theyll get you back on track with your patnls. Good luck
I would like to purchas a amale and female plant. I live in zone 5 in NE Ohio.
Red Sprite Winterberry HollyWhere can I find this in northern ky
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Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'
Origin: China, Korea
Maximum Height: 4 feet

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Category: Shrub
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
species: verticillata
Cultivar: 'Red Sprite'
Origin: China, Korea
Size: 3 (min) to 4 (max)
Size Description: Dense deciduous shrub with fine twiggy branches
Notes: Need 'Jim Dandy' to pollinate, Submitted by Jenny Gast
Characteristics: star rating Recommended star rating Winter Interest star rating Wet Soil Tolerant star rating Native star rating Rain Garden
Texture: Medium
Availability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingGood Availabilty
Deer Resistance: star ratingstar ratingLimited ResistanceSee plants that are deer resistant.
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingAverage Performance
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingDoes Not Perform Well
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