Red Beauty® Holly
Ilex x 'Rutzan' PP #14,750
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 7 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|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|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10
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