Oak Leaf Red Holly
Oak Leaf Red Holly
Ilex x 'Conaf' P.P.# 9487Item #0794 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
A hybrid holly with a tall, elegant, pyramidal form. Foliage is charmingly similar in shape to that of an oak, emerging bronze to burgundy in spring and maturing to emerald green. Unlike most hollies, this selection sets small orange-red berries without needing a male pollenizer. This cold hardy variety is stunning as a tall hedge or specimen. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 14 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 7, 15 - 17, 20 - 24Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 14 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThis upright growing holly has leaves that are bronze to burgundy as they emerge in spring and retain this coloration for a couple of weeks in early spring.
- 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Developed by the Mitch Magee Evergreen Nursery in Poplarville, Mississippi.Lore:Unlike most hollies, 'Oak Leaf' contains both male and female flower parts in each flower. Therefore, each plant is self-fruitful without need for a male plant to provide pollen. The small, greenish-white flower clusters produce pea-sized berries that are orange-red and persist through most of the winter.