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Robin™ Red Holly

Ilex x Robin™ 'Conin'

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Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Ilex x Robin™ 'Conin'

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A Thick Ornamental Tree Foundation Hedge or Privacy Fence with a Festive Flair

This is a versatile Holly that grows large naturally and takes well to pruning.

As a seasonal bonus you also get bright red berries to cheer up your winter and put you in a holiday mood.

Deep, green leaves offer sharp contrast to the multitudes of bright red berries, making them pop with wonderfully noticeable color.

Easy to grow and shade tolerant, this large, rounded shrub plays a role in every season, including spring. That's when birds will drop in to your garden to feast on the juicy berries. And the Red Holly holds up well indoors too.

Place cuttings in decorative bowls or vases throughout your home and you'll be amazed at how long they last. Red Holly adapts to clay and sandy soils and is a trouble-free plant.

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Robin Red Holly is perfect for my screening needs
I purchased the last (at that time) 6 Robin Reds FGT offered. This was my first order from FGT and they arrived in close to perfect condition 2 months ago. Some of them even had berries already, so that was a plus. We had an unexpected hard freeze for several days in early March (north-central FL) in the middle of a severe drought and 4 have been real troopers about both situations, and 2 are needing a bit of help dealing with the weather problems, but I feel they will recover and catch up with the others.
I will be ordering at least 4 more and highly recommend them to those who can't or don't want to spend all that time trimming hedges.
March 25, 2017
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Robin™ Red Holly

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Robin™ Red 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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Robin™ Red 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 Robin™ Red Holly again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I choose this item because it is fast growing and looks great and the height is just right and it'll look fabulous in the winter time with those red berries and it feeds the birds.
alan e on Apr 13, 2017
. . . as part of a screening hedge, to help keep birds feed in winter and Robin Red beauty.
diane k on Apr 3, 2017
I choose this item because it is fast growing and looks great and the height is just right and it'll look fabulous in the winter time with those red berries and it feeds the birds.
alan e on Apr 13, 2017
Wanted a showy evergreen shrub and this one looks good. Will also attract birds.
Sharon H on Apr 10, 2017
. . . as part of a screening hedge, to help keep birds feed in winter and Robin Red beauty.
diane k on Apr 3, 2017
We need a privacy hedge and want to give birds shelter and food.
Thomas S on Feb 10, 2017
privacy hedge
Lucia S on Jul 31, 2016
I want plants that are hardy for zone 7 and good for the birds. If it thrives I will probably purchase more. How do I get codes for products? thank you.
Bessie Annette S on Jul 23, 2016
I picked this and all of the others because I am doing a memorial garden in honor of my son who passed away 3 years ago . He is a Cincinnati Reds fan and I am having my garden filled with the brightest whites and brilliant reds I could find. All of the plants I have bought from here have been strong, healthy and brilliant vibrant whites and reds! I have been so pleased with their performance ! This is definitely worth the money . It is not the same as you can buy at any hardware store.
Debi H on Jul 5, 2016
I wanted to have a "Christmas holly", spiny leaves and red berries. This looks like it.
Don N on Jan 6, 2016
Who doesn't want a holly bush around for the holidays.
Annie G on Aug 31, 2015
Wanted a showy evergreen shrub and this one looks good. Will also attract birds.
Sharon H on Apr 10, 2017
We need a privacy hedge and want to give birds shelter and food.
Thomas S on Feb 10, 2017
pruning and shaping?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We left ours "go wild" as they were a "privacy barrier" between houses.
Do I need to get male and female Red Holly plants in order to have berries?
agarlisi on Jun 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No. Our Hollies are self fertile and transgender. They're both male and female so they all produce berries and do not need mates.
How fast does this plant grow. How long will it take to reach a height of 5-6 ft?
Jeff W on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We bought these as a Xmas present. Plants are doing well and have put on about 6 inches of growth already. So I guess they'll grow about a foot each year
can you root a holly branch from a holy tree?
catwoman on Dec 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, use a rooting powder. Plant the cutting in a good quality potting soil in pots and keep the soil moist. The 1st year it is best to control the growing conditions such as a greenhouse, sunny window or grow light.. I also cut a stem about 4 inches long and strip all of the leaves off except 4 -8 and break the waxy/ shiny stem. Scraping the stem using a fingernail the dip the stem in water then into the rooting powder. Use a pencil or index finger to make a hole in the potting soil. Place the cutting gently into the soil trying not to knock the rooting powder off. Then gently press the soil so that the cutting is held firmly in place. Water, watch and wait for new growth.
what is the expected age range of robin red holly?
george c on Feb 11, 2017
how tall the plant has to be to produce red berries?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Are the berries are edible for human ?
ZAHIDA A on Oct 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I looked it up online. You could have done so, too. They are toxic to humans and can lead to fatality. if you want to know more, type your question in your search bar.
is this deer resistant?
Teresa W on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted my hollies 2 years ago in an area were deer had been spending nights in the winter. So far the deer have not been drawn to them and they are flourishing. Under harsh conditions deer will eat anything, but, so far, they have preferred my other plantings.
Can you eat the big berry?
Anthony S on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the berry is poisonous to humans, cats, dogs and livestock.
How often should we water the Red Hollies (& Nellie Stevens Hollies) after initially planting/watering? They are in Zone 6 (CT) in well-draining, leafy/loamy soil on a slope at edge of woods with ~5 hrs of midday sun.
Donna G on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Water new trees twice a week for the first two months. After two months, water once a week up until six months. At that time, the tree will be well-established and will only need extra water if it is very windy and sunny during the winter.
Are there any holly that will withstand Wisconsin winters? I have seen these at local nurseries but now I'm not sure how they would do.
Bonnie B on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If your in a zone 4 then a Winterberry Holly. For zones 5 a Castle Spire Holly, Castle Wall Holly or a Soft Touch Japanese Holly
Please click the link below to look up what zone you are in.
good for growing zone 6?
Bruce B on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are recommended for zones 6-9 so they should thrive in your area.
Will this plant survive in Kansas?
Adriana B on Mar 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should survive in KS depending on your area. The Red Holly is recommended for zones 6-9. Here is a hardiness zone map so you can see what area you are located in.
what is causing my bottom branches to die, to much or not enough water?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That is a hard question to answer because I do not know how often your are watering them. If you would like you can upload a picture under 'Contact Us' and we might be able to have a better understanding of what the problem may be.
will this plant survive central wisconsin winters?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is a little cold in Wisconsin for the Red Holly.

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