Oak Leaf Red Holly
Oak Leaf Red Holly
Ilex x 'Conaf'Item #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:WhiteDesign 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.