Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower reaching 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 7, 15 - 17, 20 - 24
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower reaching 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:White
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design 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').
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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.