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  • Robin™ Red Holly for Sale

    Robin™ Red Holly for Sale

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Robin™ Red Holly

Ilex x Robin


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Robin™ Red Holly Planting Mix

Helps your Robin™ Red 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.

Coarse 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- 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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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.



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Botanical Name:

Ilex x Robin

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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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Beautiful plants
Great plants that are growing well. Great customer service. Fast delivery. Good price. Won't hesitate to call on future needs or hesitate to recommend Fast Growing! Sj
October 13, 2018
4 months ago
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I love it! It is so healthy and growing so fast. You took such care to pkg. It. I appreciate that. I will order from you again.
June 20, 2018
8 months ago
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In the beginning I liked it very much but it looks like it is dying with brown leaves its rained here a couple times and I was thinking about calling you for advice on what to do or can you replace it
This is ok
This is ok
May 17, 2018
1 year ago
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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

Robin™ Red Holly Planting Diretions

Robin Red Holly is known for its glossy foliage and red colorful berries in winter. This variety known as (llex x Rohin Conin) are fast growers and low-maintenance. They can grow in full or partial sun but prefer partial shade. Rohin Red Holly perform their best in USDA growing zones 6-9, mature to a height of 10-12 feet and width of 6-8 feet.

Location: When planting Robin Red Holly, find a site that offers some shade, even though they can tolerate full sun.

Planting Instructions: Select a site with moist, well draining soil for your Robin Red Holly.
1) Dig the hole a little shallower than the root ball and 3 times the width of the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Robin Red Holly and gently position downward in the hole. Position to where the trunk begins and the roots end, about an inch above the soil level.
4) Backfill the hole, apply water to settle the soil and remove the air pockets.
5) Mulching around the holly can be beneficial in retaining soil moisture while also keeping competitive growth such as grass and weeds at bay.

Mulching: Protect the roots in winter against the chill by applying a thick layer of pine needles, bark or wood. Keep the mulch about 2 inches from the trunk as fungus/rot can settle in if the mulch is making contact with the holly. The mulch will also help with keeping the soil moist.

Watering: Water Robin Red Holly as needed to keep the soil lightly moist. However, don’t allow the soil to get over saturated, as soggy soil can cause root rot. Mulching will be beneficial in helping retain soil moisture and keeping competing growth away from the tree.

Fertilizing: Holly generally doesn’t require any supplemental fertilization. However, if the soil or growth is poor, feed the plant in spring and fall using a fertilizer specifically formulated for evergreen and other acid loving plants.

Pruning: Pruning is only required if you wish to keep the holly at a certain shape or size. Shape your holly in late winter or early spring before growth resumes. Pruning is not absolutely necessary for the holly to maintain good health.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
it is a beautiful plant
John P. W on Jan 19, 2019
Attractive hedge
anita m on May 20, 2018
it is a beautiful plant
John P. W on Jan 19, 2019
Dense coverage and berries.
M Suzanne J on Sep 8, 2018
Attractive hedge
anita m on May 20, 2018
Hoping for deer resistant, fast growing hedge.
Celeste B on May 16, 2018
NELSON Y on Apr 21, 2018
Adding to a long existing tree line along the prop line. Looked colorful, bring in more birds.
keith w on Mar 17, 2018
winter red bberries, green leaves and tolerance
E Warren N on Feb 25, 2018
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
Dense coverage and berries.
M Suzanne J on Sep 8, 2018
Hoping for deer resistant, fast growing hedge.
Celeste B on May 16, 2018
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
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.
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.
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.
Can I grow this in a large plant/tree pot indoors year round?
Michael K on Dec 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would do much better outside planted in the ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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