Oak Leaf™ Red Holly
Ilex x 'Conaf'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Lore||Unlike most hollies, Oak Leaf™ Holly contains both male and female flower parts in each flower. Therefore, each plant is self-fruitful without need for a male plant to provide pollen. The small, greenish-white flower clusters produce pea-sized berries that are orange-red and persist through most of the winter.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.|
|Design Ideas||This upright growing holly has leaves that are bronze to burgundy as they emerge in spring and retain this coloration for a couple of weeks in early spring.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Evergreen Hedge Plant|
Provide enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9