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* Enjoy bright red berries against deep green foliage during the winter months even in the snow covered ground
* Clip off branches to use as holiday decorations
* Attract birds and wildlife, including bluebirds & cardinals
• Ideal for creating a hedge or privacy screen
• Disease & Pest Resistant
• For Award Winning Landscape Designs
American Holly Trees are perfect, if you are looking for an easy-to-grow hedge or specimen tree. They require minimal watering and grow in a variety of climates. Resists mildew, disease and insects. Even pruning is easy.
Thick branches grow out from top to bottom, making it great for screening and privacy. Plant your holly trees 4-5 ft. apart for a dense wall that blocks out neighbors and noise. Matures to about 20-30 feet tall.
This tree received the coveted Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2001 for its ability to easily grow in a variety of conditions.
These holly trees are a delight
Creamy white flowers bloom in the springtime, giving you a wide variety of color over the seasons. New growth will have a reddish tint, but will quickly turn green.
Botanical Name:Ilex opaca EYE-leks oh-PAK-ahCommon Name: American holly Genus:Ilex
This erect, evergreen large shrub or tree reaches 40 to 50 feet in height and 20 to 40 feet wide. Leathery dark green leaves have pointy, scalloped edges. Small green berries appear in late summer, maturing to crimson by autumn and persisting through the winter. Some ripen to yellow or orange. Use American holly as a specimen tree or in a woodland garden. Care: Grow 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. Can be kept shrub-like by pruning in the spring. Plant or transplant in spring.
Grows in full sun or partial shade, moist or drained soils, including clay, sand and everything in between. Prefers Growing Zones 5-9.
If you love American Hollies and need privacy, this is the evergreen for you.
Can be pruned as an attractive hedge, or reaches 40' - 50' as a tree. Leaves stay green year round. Plant 4 or more to cross pollinate to get red, berry-like fruit. (zones 5-9)
Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The American Holly can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color
Type of tree: The American Holly falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Ornamental Trees
40' - 50' High
Mature Height: The American Holly grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.
18' - 40' Spread
Mature Spread: The American Holly has a spread of about 18' - 40' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate: This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate.
Sun: This holly does well in full sun, partial shade.
Soil: The American Holly grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
Shape: This holly has pyramidal shape.
Attributes: The American Holly tree is a well-formed and very handsome specimen that can also serve as a hedge or barrier. Another nice attribute is its adaptability in semi-shade locations, often being successfully planted underneath the canopies of larger shade trees.
Description: Can be pruned as an attractive hedge, or reaches 40' - 50' as a tree. Leaves stay green year round. Plant 4 or more to cross pollinate to get red, berry-like fruit. (zones 5-9)
Wildlife Value: The foliage of the American Holly provides cover for songbirds and mammals and its fruit is used extensively by bluebirds and thrashers.
History/Lore/Use: The American Holly tree has been popular since the beginning of American history, having served the Native Americans with wood for many different applications and berries that were used for buttons and barter. It was said to be a favorite of George Washington, and more than a dozen Hollies planted by him are still in evidence today. It is also widely known as the basic raw material for Christmas wreaths. The first scientific observation of the American Holly tree was recorded in 1744.
Moisture: Normal moisture requirement, though it tolerates some flooding and has good drought tolerance.
Leaves: The leaves are 2 to 4 inches long, leathery, green all year and sharply tipped on the margins.
Flower Color: Whitish-green; pleasant fragrance; attractive to bees.
Bloom Time: May-early June.
Fruit Description: The red, berry-like fruit is popular with a variety of birds.
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