Red Beauty® Holly

Ilex x 'Rutzan' PP #14,750

SKU
01965
Bright red berries combined with glossy, dark green foliage on this handsome shrub. Effective in pairs to frame an entrance or driveway, or massed into a hedge. Maintains dense, upright, conical shape with little or no pruning. Needs a male pollenizer such as Blue Prince Holly nearby to develop berries. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks
LoreHolly berries are an extremely valuable food source to birds and other animals. Holly berries are mildly toxic if eaten by humans. Red Beauty requires a male plant nearby in order to set berries. Most male varieties of Ilex meserveae can serve this purpose. This variety can also be pollinized by Ilex aquifolium, Ilex pernyi, or Ilex rugosa.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 7 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis versatile and easy care Holly is a wonderful addition to any garden style. Whether you have an Asian, European or Wildlife garden, Red Beauty can be included as a specimen, hedge or mass planting. Plant it in view of the street or picture window and string it with lights for a living Christmas tree. Its conical, dense form makes it easy care and a stunning addition to large gardens and natural areas.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitConical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
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 FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 10

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