Ruby Colonnade® Holly

Ilex x crenata 'RutHol5' PPAF

SKU
41514
A versatile evergreen shrub with a naturally pyramidal form and new foliage that emerges deep red. Dense, glossy, bright green foliage takes well to shearing, making it an excellent topiary specimen or formal accent to entryways or gardens. Also wonderful for hedges or screens.
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Botanical PronunciationI-leks kre-NA-ta
Average Size at MaturityReaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitColumnar, Pyramidal
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Camellia (Camellia)

Adapts to a range of soil types; thrives in light, well-drained, acidic soils with consistent moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Fertilize in early spring. For a tidy appearance, prune to shape in winter.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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