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Red Beauty® Holly

Ilex x 'Rutzan' PP #14,750

Pronunciation: EYE-leks
SKU #01965
6-10

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 7 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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