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Oak Leaf™ Red Holly

Ilex x 'Conaf'

Pronunciation: EYE-leks
SKU #00794
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A hybrid holly with a tall, elegant, pyramidal form and charming oak leaf-like foliage that emerges bronze to burgundy in spring and matures to emerald green. Sets small orange-red ornamental berries without needing a male pollenizer. Use to create a stunning, cold-hardy, tall hedge or as a landscape specimen. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
CARE
Care Provide 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.
HISTORY
Lore Unlike most hollies, Oak Leaf™ Holly 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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