Oak Leaf™ Red Holly
Ilex x 'Conaf'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)|
|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.|
|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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