This compact deciduous holly reaches up to 8 feet tall with equal or greater spread. Pale yellow berries ripen in September and stand out on reddish-brown branches, persisting into early winter and attracting birds.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsAdaptable to wet soil conditions and likes full sun to partial shade. Use as a specimen tree or in a woodland garden.
CareGrow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Hollies are dioecius, so a few male plants are needed for a female plant to produce berries. Plant or transplant in spring.
PropagationSemi-ripe cuttings in summer or early autumn.
ProblemsYoung shoots are susceptible to aphids; also watch for scale insects and leaf miners. Phytophtora root rot sometimes occurs.
- Genus : Ilex
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest