Little Red Holly
Little Red Holly
Ilex x 'Coned'Item #0792 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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Smaller growing hybrid holly whose new foliage emerges in a dazzling display of rich, maroon-red color. Its naturally dense growth is superb for hedges and screens. Shears well for a more formal effect in the landscape. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower reaching 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:I-leksPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 7, 15 - 17, 20 - 24Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower reaching 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.Flower color:WhiteDesign IdeasAn exceptional shrub for screens and hedge or for background foliage to highlight art or a fountain.. Use in sideyards to block views of neighbor's windows. Makes a bold partition within a garden to define and separate spaces.Companion PlantsThis little holly belongs with high profile flowering plants such as Knock Out Shrub Rose, (Rosa x 'Radrazz'), Flower Carpet Yellow, (Rosa x 'Noalesa'), Minuet Mountain Laurel, (Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet') and Gold Cluster Forsythia, (Forsythia x 'Courtaneur').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This open pollinated seedling of Ilex x 'Mary Nell', which is an important hybrid of three Ilex species. The original cross was Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' with I. pernyi 'Red Delight'. The selection was then crossed with Ilex latifolia.Lore:Holly was once held sacred by European tribes because it remained green in winter, hence our holiday decorating traditions.