Patriot™ Red Holly

Ilex x 'Conot' PP #12,010

This dense shrub has dark green serrated leaves and produces loads of showy, bright red berries. More berries with male pollenizer. Use to flank a driveway entry or front porch steps. Plant alone as a pivotal focal point or in a topiary garden. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks
LoreHolly has long been a favorite red berried evergreen for holiday decorating.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasExploit the natural symmetry of this well shaped holly for beauty in every season. As a single it makes a large focal point for surrounding planting schemes. Excellent choice for marking corners and accenting curves. As pairs they are particularly useful to flank a driveway entry or front walk. In large tree groves it will stand out in sharp contrast against natural canopy deciduous trees, holding the landscape value in winter. This is an essential to parterres and formal topiary gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureOrnamental Berries, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis wonderful holly will work perfectly with other tightly formed evergreens such as Green Tower Boxwood, (Buxus sempervirens 'Monrue'). Grow with high contrast flowering Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'), Scarlet Pearl Snowberry, (Symphoricarpos 'Scarlet Pearl') and Cole's Compact Burning Bush, (Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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