Oak Leaf™ Red Holly

Ilex x 'Conaf'

SKU
00794
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks
LoreUnlike 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.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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