Oak Leaf Red Holly
Oak Leaf Red Holly
Ilex x 'Conaf' Plant Patent #9,487Item #0794 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
A hybrid holly with a tall, elegant, pyramidal form. Charming oak leaf-like foliage emerges bronze to burgundy in spring and matures to emerald green. Unlike most hollies, this selection sets small orange-red berries without needing a male pollenizer. A stunning and cold-hardy tall hedge or specimen. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:EYE-leksPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 7, 15 - 17, 20 - 24Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Fast Growing, 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.Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - 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.