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

  • Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.