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American Holly for Sale

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American Holly evergreen trees are great when you need a dense, uniform privacy hedge. I've found these plants to be low maintenance and extremely easy to grow. Be sure to plant them 4-5 feet apart.


American Holly

America's Most Popular Holly


Height : 5-6 ft.

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Planting Mix
American Holly Planting Mix

Helps your American Holly get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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• Ideal for creating a hedge or privacy screen 
• Disease & Pest Resistant 
• Award winning! 

American Holly Trees can be trimmed as a foundation hedge or as a secure, tall privacy fence. 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 15-20 feet tall. Also makes a great stand-alone ornamental tree where you need year-round color. 

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! 

* Enjoy bright red berries against deep green foliage during the winter months 
* Clip off branches to use as holiday decorations 
* Attract birds and wildlife, including bluebirds & cardinals 

Creamy white flowers bloom in the springtime, giving you a variety of color over the seasons. New growth will have a reddish tint, but will quickly turn green. 

Grows in full sun or partial shade, moist or drained soils, including clay, sand and everything in between. Prefers Growing Zones 6-9. 

If you love hollies and need privacy, this is the evergreen for you. 



Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Ilex opaca
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
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It's Easy to Plant your American Holly

Specific Directions for American Holly
Plant your American Holly tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. For a hedge or privacy screen plant your American Hollies about five feet apart. Make sure that your American Holly doesn't sit in a low area of the yard that collects standing water.

American Hollies prefer slightly acidic soil, but will grow well in various soil types, even soil that's sandy in heavy in clay. Add organic material to your soil to lighten the texture and improve drainage. Keep your soil moist until your tree is established. Once American Holly Trees are established they're drought tolerant and only need extra water during dry spells.

Once a year in the early Spring fertilize your American Holly Tree with a slow release fertilizer for an acid loving shrub like Holly-tone. Small white flowers bloom every Spring, and turn into bright red berries in the Fall that last through the Winter months.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your American Holly.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your American Holly gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your American Holly again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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A few comments. First, the size of the shrubs were better than as described: all 7 hollies were 3-1/2 to 4 feet! Second, the shrubs arrived in excellent condition thanks to incredible care in packing them. Third, all the shrubs were healthy and covered with new growth. Last, for quality, value and convenience my compliments to Fast Growing Trees
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
My holly trees were in great shape when they arrived, bigger than I thought.They made it through a rainy spring and then a very dry July. Still healthy and they have some new growth.I will definitely buy more from Penny and her great specials.Janie Greenwald
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
Planted six in November 2011. Since we have had a mild winter, the have continued to grow! They are beautiful and had berries this year already
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
No complaints, and high hopes, shipping as advertised. The holly trees are looking good. They survived a harsh winter - and I had my concerns. Now they have some berries on them and probably grew about a foot or so over summer. I am anxious to see a lot more growth and am checking my patience quotient. Strong hopes, though
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December 31, 2012
Product arrived today--well packed in a box that secured the holly plants (two in a box) so well I had to use snips and a prybar to remove the stapled cardboard. Items were a good size, about three feet tall, green with berries on them. These may be the largest, best looking plants we've ever received in the mail. They went in the ground right away, and hopefully they will do well
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December 31, 2012
Holly survived the -20 winter and is doing great.
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
The trees were received promptly and in great shape. They've been in since spring (a tough one here in Michigan) and they have modest growth. Overall, very healthy, and I look forward to next year with more growth and filling out
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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American Holly
Bought my American Holly late in the growing season, so there isn't a lot of growth yet, but it's been well below average temps and it's still looking great. It came packaged great and arrived fast. I'm totally happy and plan to purchase other plants and trees from FGT.
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January 8, 2015
Derby, KS, US
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11 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Thank You Gina, All 15 trees arrived beautiful!! I planted them on a slop for privacy. Can't wait to watch them grow. I will recommend Fast Growing Trees to all my neighbors. They are stopping by to ask where I got them. All is good in the neighborhood
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December 31, 2012
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American Holly and Nellie Steven Holly
I bought 5 American Hollies all doing great with new growth.
I bought 2 Nellie Stevens no new growth, leaves falling off.
All get watered 2 times a week. My only complaint is after paying shipping on both orders I got an email offering free shipping. It cost me over $100. for shipping. I never have to pay for shipping with other companies I buy from.
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July 29, 2015
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2 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
These trees were first rate.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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Looking good
My American Holly still looks good. I will have
to wait and see how they grow.
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July 30, 2015
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2 months ago
Great plants, just hope the grow fast so I don't have to see the mean neighbors! Thanks
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August 19, 2015
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1 month ago
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Would not buy again
This was not really a tree in my opinion. It was like a scrub and very weak and did not look healthy. It did not make it through the first winter.
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October 28, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI, US
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over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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michael n m on Aug 23, 2015
Seems like the most dense privacy tree fence
Sarah P on Aug 19, 2015
Need to know how much it will cost me for 65 feet of American holly hedge?
Karen S on Oct 23, 2014
How many of the bushes (gallons?) do I need to create a privacy hedge of about 6ft length?
Robert T on Feb 9, 2015
Best Answer: The American Holly tree grows to a nice, medium-sized tree over 20 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide. You need to select a smaller-growing plant for your 6-foot space! If you need height one Green Giant Thuja would fill it, or if 8 to 10 feet is enough height, the Emerald Green Thuja woudl be great - you would need two or three to fill your 6 feet, depending on how fast you want coverage.
Reply · Report · Karen J on Jul 7, 2015
are the leaves prickly and would this be ok for a 4ft hedge along a high traffic sidewalk in NYC?
sh m on Apr 5, 2015
Best Answer: The leaves are prickly, but the American Holly grows into a fairly large tree - 15 to 20 feet high at early maturity, and they keep growing slowly to 30 and even 40 feet. You need to consider choosing another plant for your hedge, one that is naturally small. Soft Touch Holly does not have prickly leaves, and grows only 2-3 feet tall, but is quite dense and impenetrable to pedestrians. Or Hetz Midget Arborvitae (Thuja) might be even better, maturing to 4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide.
Reply · Report · Karen J on Jul 7, 2015
Do you ship larger American Holly tr
ees. how about a 5 foot tree?
FARMER on Jan 13, 2015
How swiftly does American holly grow?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: I have had these for 4 years and they have grown about 4 ft about 1 ft per year. Wee do top them so they spread out. We love these and the privacy they provide.
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Hi! I would like to ask, what does it mean 3 gallon height size? Thanks a lot!
Nataliya V on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: The terms 3 gal is in reference to the containers size that holds the root ball. On average a 3 gal plant may be approx 2-3 ft in height,
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How tall and wide is the 3 gallon plant?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
Best Answer: They are approximately 24" tall and 6-10" wide.
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Most evergreens grow out to a point, how do you make the tree connect with the next tree to make the wall as shown in the picture?
Steve k on May 24, 2015
Best Answer: You can create that look by pruning. The tops of these trees have been pruned back to create an even height and then regularly sheared over a number of years. You need some good shears or hedge trimmer and a stout ladder to maintain these trees in a smooth, formal wall.
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When is best time to plant in northern Illinois?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant is in the early Spring or Early Fall. It's okay to go ahead and plant if you aren't experiencing scorching summer temperatures.
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I want to plant an evergreen hedge along the east side of my house where it will get only morning sun. I want to keep it well trimmed/shaped. What evergreen would work the best?
Rick S on Jul 3, 2014
Best Answer: I have American Holly in both sun and part shade...I think the holly is more appropriate for sun. I do have dense yews hedge in a morning sun location on the other side and they are great there but they only grow to about 3 feet if that would be alright.
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Do these hollies need male and female plants for them to produce berries?
Sally j on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: Our holly trees are transgender. They're both male and female, so they all produce berries.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Dec 22, 2014
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is the America holly deer resistant?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2014
Best Answer: I have several American Holly trees and I live in the middle of a large wooded area with tons of deer. They have eaten Tulips, Impatiens and other flowers, but I have never noticed any munching on the Hollies.
Reply · Report · Jeffrey on Oct 11, 2014
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what is the width of this plant?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: These plants grow to about 12-15 feet wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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Does this tree loose it's leaves before new growth?
John S on Jun 29, 2015
Best Answer: The new growth in spring will push off the old leaves, but the tree is never bare, for the leaf drop overlaps the new foliage.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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How does Holly stand up to winds? Eastern Washington, 20-35 MPH is normal and clocking to 50 at times.
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: The American Holly is very hardy and acts as a wind block. You should not have any issues with it.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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Are the berries toxic to dogs or other animals? I have 2 dogs that graze like cattle! I need a fast growing privacy hedge.
Melanie E on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: The berries can cause dogs to experience vomiting and diarrhea if digested. the berries also cause discomfort among cats and horses. The sharp prickled leave often deter grazing animals away.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Where can I get a yellow-berry variety?
Randall W on May 16, 2015
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i'm thinking of planting these on top of a natural rock retaining wall. what is the root structure for the hollies? I want to make sure the roots do not push out the wall and cause it to fail.
hotdog on Feb 21, 2015
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Do they require a lot of water? I'm looking or drought resistant plants that don't require a lot of water.
Coral on Oct 23, 2014
Best Answer: The American Holly is one of the more drought tolerant plants.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 5, 2014
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I live in Chino Hills Ca will the American Holly grow in my area? Thanks
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: It looks like Chino Hills is just outside of the recommended growing zone for the American Holly. Check your location on the zone map below, if your residents falls in zone 9 then it should grow fine.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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how narrow can they be trimmed to create a hedge? Reggie
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: probably not any narrower than 3 to 3.5 feet.
Reply · Report · Paula H on Jul 3, 2014
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do you have bigger american holly plants?
Lucia H on Aug 16, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Lucia
We only offer the American Holly in 3 gallon pots at this time.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 17, 2015
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I also have 175 feet of coverage and want a fast growing hedge tree plant about 10feet high. How many do I need and how fast will it grow, Fresno Calif?
Chris P on Aug 7, 2015
Best Answer: I bought an American Holly in June last year, It is twice bigger now. I would expect it will grow to 10feet in 3 years. However, this tree is supposed to grow to 15 feet high. You may need 12 of them for a 175 feet hedge.

I hope this helps. Thanks.
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Will this grow under pine trees? Not totally shaded. Also curious how much water they need because of the drought we have here in CAL
John W on Jul 1, 2015
Best Answer: The American Holly grows naturally as an understory tree and on woodland edges, so it should take the light shade of a pine very well. It will grow more densely if they have several hours of direct sun a day. It will need water for the first season or two until its roots are established, but after that, it should tolerate dry conditions fairly well, though it will not grow as well in extreme drought.
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Are the berries poisonous to pets (dogs)?
Isaac R on Jun 9, 2015
Best Answer: According to the ASPCA and other pet poisonous plant websites, the berries can be toxic. I have a giant breed dog, and he does not eat the berries and neither does the cat. I am NOT an expert - just sharing my experience.
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does the tree come 5-6 ft.?
memee on May 29, 2015
Best Answer: The one I entered was barely five feet counting one long branch. It was very skinny
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Will it grow, in ohio ?
Tammy Z on Dec 14, 2014
Best Answer: This tree is recommended for growing zones 6 - 9. Growing zone 6 falls in Southern Ohio, so it depends one where you're located! Northern Ohio gets a little too cold for this tree.
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will this thrive in zone 5?
kevin s on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer: It is not recommended for this tree. The growing zones are 6-9.
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I have 65 feet to cover how many American holly do I need. I am in zone 6. Thank You... And how much will it cost me?
Karen S on Oct 23, 2014
Best Answer: You will need 13. We suggest spacing these 5ft apart. Cost will vary on the size and promotion we are running. Prices on the website are always up to date. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/AmericanHolly.htm
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will American holly die in Minnesota? If yes what else could I use I like the berries and flowers for the color and the birds
A shopper on Aug 30, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Minnesota gets a little too cold for the American Holly Tree. Some cold hardier options are the Tulip Poplar, Jane Magnolia, and Emerald Green Thuja.
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I would like to order and plant one of these for a client but why is it's height listed as "3 gallon?" How tall is the seedling?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: They are approximately 2ft tall.
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Recommend evergreen plants, spacing and number of rows for a visual barrier with a mature height of about 25 Ft, location Salem NH (zip code 03079), that are hardy, reasonably fast growing, and are low maintenance? say comparable to dark American arborvitaes.
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: The Willow Hybrid would be the best option for your area. How ever it can grow to 45 feet tall, so it would need to be pruned regularly to be kept at 25 feet tall. Other trees that would work well in your area are the Emerald Green Thuja, and the Juniper Wichita Blue, but they only get to about 15 feet tall.
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I live in extreme cold and heat. Fresno ca will this grow here?
Chris P on Aug 7, 2015
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How far apart should they be planted?
Robert V on Apr 22, 2015
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I live in Zone 5 with zip code 60089. They will be planted in a suburban lot between homes to serve as a Privacy hedge. They will not be exposed directly to Northwest winds and will have direct sun most of the day. Will these trees survive the Chicago winters?
B H on Mar 23, 2015
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Looking for a holly which does NOT have thorns. Is this one of those? Thanks.

nancy
Nancy E on Mar 17, 2015
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