Red Beauty® Holly
Ilex x 'Rutzan' PP #14,750
Full sun, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Lore||Holly 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 Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 7 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10